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Sony backed Japanese Internet service twice the speed of Google Fiber

April 16, 2013 4:46 AM
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Those of us in the United States might be dreaming of the day when Google Fiber rolls our way, but the reality of ultra-fast Internet has come to the forefront in Tokyo and various other places in Japan, where Sony has backed an ISP to offer 2Gbps service for about $50 per month. This is in comparison with Google Fiber, which offers a top speed of 1Gbps with a higher price tag.

The ultra-fast Internet service is called Nuro, and is being offered by So-net Entertainment in Tokyo and six other prefectures in the vicinity. The service rolled out earlier today, and aside from the 2Gbps download speeds, users will also see 1Gbps upload speeds. Jealous? We are. And on top of tha...

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