[Courtesy of mashable.com]
Internet connection 100 times faster than today’s average home internet connection? Downloading speeds of 2Gbps per second? As unbelievable as it might sound, So-net Entertainment in Japan has developed a new fibre-based Internet service that does just that. Making the impossible, possible.
The implications of a connection speed this fast are enormous and will undoubtedly revolutionize the Internet as we know it.
Read all about it in this article originally posted on Mashable.
Sony Just Launched a Ludicrously Fast Internet in Japan
So-net Entertainment, a Sony-backed Japan ISP, has launched a fiber-based Internet service that reaches download speeds of 2 Gbps, making it the fastest home internet in the world.
The Nuro, as the service is called, is available to homes and small businesses in Tokyo and six surrounding prefectures, Computerworld reports. The upload speed is a little slower than download — 1 Gbps — but it’s still faster than most of us get, even at work.
For comparison, the ultra-fast Google Fiber broadband Internet service offers a “mere” 1 Gbps download speed — and that’s still some 100 times faster than today’s average home internet connection.
Nuro costs 4,980 Yen or $51 on a two-year contract, plus a 52,500 ($535) installation fee.
What would you download first if you had a 2Gbps broadband at home? Share your thoughts in the comments.