“For example, in the United Kingdom, you can buy DSL service with a download speed of up to 24 megabits per second. In Denmark, some people have fiber-optic connections as fast as 100 mbps. And in Italy and Spain, broadband service is cheap, and dial-up service is free (except for the cost of the local call). Still, many countries have their own connection quirks …”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft reveals more about Live Drive @ CNET
- Intel Wi-Fi software hogs PC memory @ CNET
- Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX N100 SatNav @ UK Gamer
- The Sony PSP Is A Terrorist Device? @ The TechZone
- Cell Phones for Back-To-School @ Digital Trends
- Canon EOS 400D digital SLR – world’s first hands-on shots @ HEXUS
Think North American broadband is fast, eh?
The fastest residential internet commonly sits at about 2.5Mbs in North America. There are faster ones availbale, but the cost increase is usually much higher than the speed increase. Slashdot looks at Broadband around the world, and while they all have certain differences, I still want my 100Mbs download speed!