Comments on Bandwidth Post
Sorry.. will get comments fixed asap now that I'm back.
In the meantime, here are couple from email:
What puts me off even more is that my parents, who live in Tours (the average size town from central France I was born in) can get 15Mb down for 29 EUR ($40 - what I pay for 1.5Mb in Palo Alto).
And I have just seen a promotion in the subway (from Cegetel): 20Mb for 15 EUR. The fine print says that the speed actually varies from 512Kb to 20Mb depending on one's location (DSL's constraints) but we're talking roughly 1$/Mb people.
How about this in Hongkong? 1 Gbps symmetrical for $216/mo from the Hongkong Broadband Network. HKBN's entry level broadband service is 10 Mbps symmetrical for $16/mo and its mass market service is symmetric 100 Mbps for $34 per month. I just posted this on Muniwireless.
And note Esme's excellent post: US Increases Its Lead In Dialup Internet Service. Now we're talking trashy, but good!
Posted by Mary Hodder at April 27, 2005 07:17 AM