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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:12 am
    Link: Internet Speeds and Costs Around The World - Once again, Japan dominates.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

    That`s it. Moving to Japan.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:34 am
    why are we so behind?
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:34 am
    I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month.
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    Lockon Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:46 am
    Oh wow. Wtf is holding us back?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:48 am
    "I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month."

    I know right, lmao.

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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:54 am
    So UK is down right low AND very pricy to boot... pritty much sums our contry up well.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:55 am
    I assume these are average speeds, because I know for a fact that there are some cities in South Korea which offer over 1000mbps speeds at an affordable price, the government paid out huge amounts for it.
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:08 am
    "I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month."

    That $3.33 is per mbps *looks at legend* so really, you`re paying about 16 dollars per month for that speed.

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    bergeracman Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:19 am
    lol i bet some countries are still on 56k
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    TwoEyezBlind Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Oh who gives a turkey. The US is NOT behind in technology. They give the American people a taste of something and charge them up the bung for it. Thats why i`ve been downloading L4D2 for the last... 3 hours.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:29 am
    So UK is down right low AND very pricy to boot... pritty much sums our contry up well.

    It doesn`t, but I think a decreasing level of literacy does.

    The figures for the UK given in that picture are obviously wrong.

    Average speed is not the ~4mbps shown - 8mbps is bottom end here, which is generally around 6mbps in real use.

    Cost is not $10-$20 per mbps. If you buy it seperately, you`ll pay about £10 for 8mbps. That`s under $2 per mbps, about $2.50 if you count actual speed. For £18 ($27) you can get 24mbps with a top quality ISP (and get about 20mbps in real use).

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    akabane Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:35 am
    I wish everything could be like Japan.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:37 am
    ours is kinda expensive but ive been to the states trust me most canadian internet is better.


    lucky japan! maybe they just like live so damn close together, one wireless router works for a whole building?lolz

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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:38 am
    I don`t know Angillon, that probably is right. You have to consider suburban areas which get terrible service in the UK. My mum pays for 10mbps and she only gets about 2mbps where she lives. And lots of places, especially in the North of the country have extremely slow internet speeds.
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    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 9:21 am
    60 mbps? WTF? I have 30 mbps (in Czech republic) and that`s the fastest connection far and near. also, we pay about $45 a month.

    I mean, can you even use 60 mbps? no fileshare server has such upload, not to mention torrents.

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    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Canada has a lot smaller population to spread their bandwidth across, unlike real countries.
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    That_dude Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 10:22 am
    i dont pay for internet at all, it`s not fast, but wifi is free
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 10:45 am
    So why can`t we be just as fast? This picture doesn`t really explain to me why a country as technologically advanced as we are has to be ranked 15 in the worlds internet speeds.
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 11:45 am
    No angligon it is right majority of uk gets less than 2mp and Brown said about making it a priority for future homes to better the economy etc. Economist also did a article similar to this although we have a fairly low average speed we have one of the highest pentration rates which also doesent help. But BT and virgin are rolling out 100mb and 60mb packages soon already on trial runs and that will improve our standing.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    UK is poo lol
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    Megido Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    "So why can`t we be just as fast?"

    Probably because you lack the infrastructure and "early adopter" mentality over there. But i`m just guessing. Countries in Scandinavia like Sweden and Finland has always been pretty fast to adopt new it things. What surprised me the most is Korea and Japan, who would have thought huh? I mean i have access to 100/100 and that`s not especially uncommon over here, but i guess a lot of people only have access to DLS connections as well limiting them to around 24 mbps in the best case scenario.

    Sonikku: I only have 10/10 atm but i can`t imagine doing 100 would be hard if i just downloaded files with a majority of swedish sources.

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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Aw man, I knew us Brits wouldnt even make the top 20 XD
    Still, i`m happy with 13 mbps since most servers cap thier uploads to like .4 mb/s anyway
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    minimoose101 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    lol whys america so slow im in minnesota and i have 20mbps
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    MeAndMySnail Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Wow... This thing says it`s really expensive here.. But it also says its really fast so.. yeah .. whatever xD
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Hm, I`ll head off to Finland since they also promote silencers (or was that another country?).
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    Adoras Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    i think there should be a correction. south korea may get 46mbps but i am like 95% sure the north does not considering they barely have lights.

    also one reason the US is so low is because of the transmission lines and the old `fiber to the curb` way of doing things. basically (as i remember reading a long time ago) since the US was first in doing things, fiber was still very expensive so instead of running fiber to everyones house directly it was only run to the curb of the house or to a substation in the neighborhood. this reduced cost since that last step from the curb to the house is the most expensive. also after x amount of time of the US doing this (and probably a few other countries) fiber and technology cost dropped allowing other countries to more easily afford running fiber to houses. and hence get better speeds. this may not be the definitive answer(or correct, it was a long time ago) but may be one.

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    lucu Female 18-29
    176 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    It`s kinda sad we pay so much so such a low speed.
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    GeFeldz Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    I`ve got 100 mbps down and 10 mbps up, for this i pay flat rate about 28 USD per month!
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    GeFeldz Male 18-29
    135 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Oh, and 10/10 fiber is included in my rent if i don`t want 100 mbits
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    *This message never made it through thanks to a pitifully slow connection*
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    fail,the country of Korea doesn`t exist, is it north or South Korea ffs?!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    THis isnt true at all, australia doesnt have internet at 5 dollars for 1 MB, more like 40 dollars is the cheapest for that speed!
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Once again, I love you Japan.

    And another reason we pay so much for such bullsh*t speeds is because we Have greedy capitalistic bastards running all the internet lines, who want to make more money for less cost, and don`t care about the people at all.

    By comparison, most businesses in many of the higher ranking countries actually give a sh*t about the quality of their services and the people receiving them.

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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    We need to fix this.
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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Holy crap, my host family in mexico had internet and Wifi.... That had to cost a lot
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Eat that Canada.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    well no wonder theyre so advanced, theyre internets effing WORK
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    tvhargon Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    I want to know where in the US you can get internet for $3.33/1mbps/month. Mine costs $100/month for 5mbps.
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    Seaker Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Main reason US`s looks so slow it the large rural area. I live in a small town(about 30k people) and get about 2.8 mbps. My mother lives outside of town and gets 23kbps. Not because of the sucky dial-up, but because the copper phone lines cannot support anything more than that. Think about the population concentration in the US. The majority of people in the US live on the East and West Coasts, which is very dense.
    http://www.speedtest.net/global.php
    This map is much more fun!!

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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    I wish internet would be cheaper...I`m paying $25 a month for 1mbps down and .25mbps up! After that i have to pay $5o just to have 6mbps down...freaking expensive as drat. What happened to the good old days when 12kbps was fast and cheap at $9.99 a month???
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    "We need to fix this."

    I called Al Gore and he said he is all over it. He mentioned something about interwebs and fitting tubes together. Whatever though, he`s on it!

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    napolean420 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    $100 for 5mbps.. bastards. i have 10mb for 40 :)
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    napolean420 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    In japan they are stacked ahole to elbow... They should have faster speeds for cheaper. This is an average. If it were broken down by major metropolitan areas or population density I think US would rank higher.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Wohoo. We`re ahead of the US, but we have to pay more. This sucks balls.

    It costs more for us cause` we don`t have optical yet, since we`re so low-density.

    In Japan its cheap cause you only need 10 feet of cable to get to the next house.

    Also, take a look at Seaker`s map. It doesn`t match this one. I highly doubt the average download speed in Japan is 60mbps...

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Ok that is sheer and utter bullpoo, just goes to show you can dress any garbage up in a pretty graphic and pretend its researched.

    AUSTRALIA should be bright, bright RED, cost here for a 1 mbps connection is $60-$70 per month, not $1-$5.

    As for Australia having 80% broadband penetration, that would be hilarious if it wasn`t so sad. 80% or the thin urban strip along its shores might have broadband access, but drive 10 km inland anywhere in Oz and forget it, without a very expensive mobile broadband satellite link.

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    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    I Mexico technology is like that: expensive and crappy.
    Hate that D:
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    S_chezz Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I thought Finland had a free 1mbps internet access. they past a law about that at least.
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    Fml Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Either the graph is wrong or I cant read it correctly in Mexico price for 2 MBPS is 23 dollars. This would make it pink not red.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Why does this make me so angry?
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    alltowner Male 40-49
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    January 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    Another reason I`m proud to be Canadian, and yes that was a health care slam. Oh yeah and beer.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    What the hell good is a 61mbps connection, anyway? I have an 8mbps connection, and since I`ve had it, I only found one server, Mediafire, that could max it out, and that was over 2 years ago. Lately they`ve been running less that 1/4 that fast.

    I can barely even remember the last time I downloaded anything faster than 4mbps. With all the net congestion and slow/overloaded servers out there, I`m lucky to get downloads at 1mbps. If I could save $20/month by dropping my connection speed to 4mbps, I`d do it. >-(

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    yayforme Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    I hate my country >:(
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    Why? because of your connection? Shallow.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2010 at 12:40 am
    > OldOllie
    > I can barely even remember the last time I downloaded anything faster than 4mbps

    (Pauses background download running at blazing 14k/sec)

    Oh you poor, poor, poor poor deprived thing, Ollie.

    (Resumes download)

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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    405 posts
    January 5, 2010 at 4:07 am
    Whee, I love living in Japan with my dedicated 100mbit fiber connection into my apt. As for who asked what use is a 61mb connection? Well plenty - when you have a well peered ISP you get very fast transfer rates wherever you want. Oh, we don`t have bandwidth capping either. If I`m downloading popular TV shows via bittorrent for example, I often top 8-9 MB/s - thats megabytes per second, or over 72mbit/s sometimes. If I test within Japan I usually get over 90mbits measured. One reason here is that Internet is being used for both broadcast and on-demand TV service - instead of satellite and/or cable. Infrastructure has to be first rate.
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    trebian Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2010 at 4:09 am
    I pay about 8$ a month for my 100/100 connection, but I think that`s some kind of student offer. It sucks that Finland ranks higher than Sweden, but we`re way ahead of Denmark and Norway at least
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2010 at 4:35 am
    "That $3.33 is per mbps *looks at legend* so really, you`re paying about 16 dollars per month for that speed."

    ...

    I wanna know where I gan get 4.8 mbps for $15.98 per month.

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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    January 5, 2010 at 6:07 am
    When will Australia friggin` leeaaarrn?!?!!?
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2010 at 8:00 am
    I love my 1gb/s fiber connection here in Tokyo... Only costs about $60 USD/month.
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    hknuddv Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    japan win
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    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    January 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Woots for Japan, gettin` all that interwebz.
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    janus_games Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    @trippyhippy

    Yeah, I think those numbers are a little off.

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    nick9399 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    keatonatron: I wish I had a 1gb/s connection down here in Okinawa. I pay 5000 yen a month and it`s slow as snail crawling through molasses.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    January 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Wow look at those numbers we should

    SOCIALIZE THE INTERNETS

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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2010 at 2:35 am
    I get my 50M fibre optic connection in on friday woop! No lag excuse now.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Take THAT America we beat you!
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    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    Take THAT America we beat you!

    I guess there`s a first time for everything.

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    NYDMT Male 13-17
    38 posts
    January 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Take THAT America we beat you!

    I guess there`s a first time for everything.

    Canada sucks

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    NYDMT Male 13-17
    38 posts
    January 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Take THAT America we beat you!

    I guess there`s a first time for everything.

    Canada sucks

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    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    "I guess there`s a first time for everything."

    Naw, they have Hockey too...

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