Sony Launches World's Fastest Personal Internet in Japan

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Sometimes I love living right next to the local exchange.

Note this is a FTTC connection so its not the best available.

Also this was done on my wireless desktop too, not too shabby.

Zombie_Moogle:

T3hSource:
Swedes are not impressed, I can tell you that for a fact.
I don't know how Westerners tolerate >50 Mbps connections.

Cuz we don't have a choice... [quietly sobs]

Seriously though, Microsoft thinks Always-online is a good idea with internet connections like ours :P

I really don't get how it has gotten so bad in the US where there are basically only two or three ISPs in a given area.

I connect to an exchange outside Edinburgh and even THAT exchange has about five ISPs available not including cable which we don't get around here. This area was built before consumer cable was a thing. :(

mad825:

Same ISP, why is your connection so bad? I've had drops but they're a rarity. Few times a month maybe.

I live in the Scottish countryside, where the internet runs on old phone lines, stretched out miles upon miles from the exchange. It's not really my ISP's fault, since they can't exactly put down fibreoptic out here.

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hmmm guess its close enough for now...

since everyone is posting speedtest links:

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*flex*

DVS BSTrD:

T3hSource:
Swedes are not impressed, I can tell you that for a fact.
I don't know how Westerners tolerate >50 Mbps connections.

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Because we've never had anything better. I've smashed my own computer twice (literally) raging over shitty connections. Fios won't even come to my town.

Product Placement:

Kahani:

Porn, obviously. All the porn.

Well, Japan's birth rate has been plummeting, so I'll take this a valid explanation.

But damn... how High Definition do you need the stuff to be?

[Insert Asian penis joke here]
that's what she said

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You got me beat. Then again, Comcast has a monopoly over in the Northwest, so not like we have options.

Steven Bogos:
since everyone is posting speedtest links:

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*flex*

Oh... that is some bullshit.

God I hate Comcast.

Isn't this just a similar thing to Google Fibre? According to the BBC "Currently the search giant has limited its roll-out to Kansas City, where residents can get up to one gigabit per second speeds for $70 (44) per month.", but now they are rolling it out to Austin, Texas as well. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22078754

CalPal:

Pretty much the same over here in Canada - I'm currently in the Capital finishing my 3rd year of study - though there is one day that still haunts my nightmares whenever I think of internet connection up here...

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*shivers* that was a bad, near-rage inducing day, that was...

Wow, Bell sucks.
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Where I live, Shaw is my only choice for internet (I live just far enough outside Lethbridge that DSL from Telus or Bell is not viable.

I have to say that the connection I do have should be much faster for the over $50 I pay.

Meanwhile in the UK...

30 kb/sec internet in rural east yorkshire. Fuck you all and fuck the lack of infrastructure.

Boris Goodenough:

Product Placement:

But damn... how High Definition do you need the stuff to be?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_definition_television HIGH!

which is around 50Mbps

T3hSource:
Swedes are not impressed, I can tell you that for a fact.
I don't know how Westerners tolerate >50 Mbps connections.

I can live with >50Mbps, living with <50 is hard :p

haha i'm glad i'm not the only one who noticed this, nice response :D

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i'm used to it sucking ass for the most part, although the plan is essentially unlimited so i don't have to worry about what i download like alot of people do :D

with that kind of speed though...i'd just start downloading. EVERYTHING.

THIS.
IS.
AMAZING.

I'm practically drooling over that speed. And maybe a little aroused o__o

I shouldn't have clicked this topic, I didn't need to be more depressed today...
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Why does the speedo go that high? Rub it in more, why don't you?

It's no wonder Microsoft thinks always online consoles are a good idea if this is the information they're basing it on.

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This is why I can't purchase the newer Xbox if they decide that it will be always-on. The speed I posted is the "in the city speed", and my connection at home is even worse. I would gladly pay for better at home, but no ISPs will run anything to my area.

EDIT: I tested again on a different server, slightly better result.

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I WANT IT!

Antitonic:
I shouldn't have clicked this topic, I didn't need to be more depressed today...
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Why does the speedo go that high? Rub it in more, why don't you?

It's no wonder Microsoft thinks always online consoles are a good idea if this is the information they're basing it on.

Dear Lord. I mean no offense, but what are you using? Telegraph cables? I'm really not trying to mock you, I'm more curious as to how it is possible to have an internet connection at all and have it run like that. I mean, your ping is fine. I'm baffled as to what is happening to your poor connection...

And I'm barely getting 1MB/s here in Australia.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Octorok:
Dear Lord. I mean no offense, but what are you using? Telegraph cables? I'm really not trying to mock you, I'm more curious as to how it is possible to have an internet connection at all and have it run like that. I mean, your ping is fine. I'm baffled as to what is happening to your poor connection...

So... you're saying this is a bad connection?

We're on a "Legacy" plan. Telstra (the ISP/phone company) doesn't even technically provide this setup any more. But, my mum was the one to set it up, and she struggles figuring out a phone. No idea what's happening. I've tried to sort it, but it's bundled with other stuff. Basically, drama.

Let me blow you people out of the water.
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I know at the ISP I work for, we are working on DOCSIS high speeds that match Fiber. Unfortunately it won't be added to the infrastructure for another decade.

Haha. I'd love to see our (Australia's) right-wing government try to convince Japan to settle for FTTN instead. "25mbps! And, let's be honest, that's all people are ever going to need, isn't it?"

They'd be laughed out of the country.

DAMMIT why don't we have this in Canada?!

We have meh speeds and TERRIBLE bandwidth capacity up here! ;_;

Yeah I've been living with a theoretical 8mbps connection for about 8 years and the best I ever get is 1mbps down on Steam.
I'm paying loads for that connection as it's unfortunately the best I can get in my area.

Throughout this thread you can read just how many people have either super slow or spotty(or both!) internet connections and yet here we are in the middle of companies wanting to go 'always online'.

Some states in the US do better the others. I live in Western Mass. Here is a rough representation of my area.
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Don't forget about Google doing 1 gig in Kansas City

1am in a country town (Australia), im probably the only one in town online at this time..

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All you lucky bastards with your greater than 1mbs connection speeds...

I have 50/5 myself and tbh I'm quite happy with it.

Irridium:
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All you lucky bastards with your greater than 1mbs connection speeds...

The fact that your upload is 3 times higher than your download is very depressing to me.

Octorok:
MEANWHILE, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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~300kb a second. That's actually pretty good for here (Scotland). What you can't see is that the connection drops 2-3 times a day. Always at the end of long downloads and during online games.

Seriously, every goddamn time

Ah, Talktalk.
We were with them... similar speeds and it sucked. Moved over to another provider and now we have 25x what we had before.
OP: Cool for them, I guess :D
Oh, and mine.
I live in Sussex by the way, yeah, farms and all that.
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Potato Dragon:
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Come to Milton Keynes I pay 30 a month for this :D also BT are ok

pffft. I pay 18 for mine...Although I live in Aylesbury where fibre optic is a local myth.

Coming to US in 2150.

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It's one of the faster connections you can get in Poland. As a bonus, it keeps breaking every few months, it's not the speed I paid for (it should be 20Mbs, but the local infrastructure cannot support more than that), it works like sh** when it gets over 15 degrees Celsius (randomly breaks and fixes itself), and has those weird problems: for example, right now, I theoretically have those >9Mbs, but YouTube has problem streaming even 480p (quite a common occurence).
And a fun fact: I used to have 6Mbs (out of 20Mbs I pay for), but it got to almost 10 few weeks ago, after snow came and broke the telephone cable near my home (I was the last person on my street to have internet, everyone further down the street was cut off), instantly rising my DL speed :D

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I pinged a bit better earlier today, but I'm usually between 22 and 24 on speedtest, listed at 25/2.5.
Gets most things of steam at 'fast enough.'

aceman67 - you were also around Calgary? Try touching base with Nucleus - they can usually provide internet anywhere Shaw can, their prices are slightly cheaper, and their customer service is amazing!

Product Placement:

Kahani:

Product Placement:
although I can't for the life of me understand what the average user could use it for

Porn, obviously. All the porn.

Well, Japan's birth rate has been plummeting, so I'll take this a valid explanation.

But damn... how High Definition do you need the stuff to be?

Forgetting porn for a minute, you could use internet like that to make full blu-ray quality streaming video possible for the average person. Current "1080P" internet video uses a much heavier compression scheme than Blu-ray does, which makes the video noticeably lower quality. I can guarantee that somewhere in this world there is someone complaining about how the cable companies still exist, instead of giving everyone alacarte video portals over the internet. The reason for it is the internet doesn't currently have enough bandwidth to do that. This, and Google's 1 gigabit network along with it, are a step in the direction of fixing that problem, and making that all digital future that people keep talking about technically possible. Because right now, it isn't.

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It's a pretty good speed for UK, I guess. However, I can't seem to get it to embed as an image here but this is my connection at my mum's house:

71.56 Mb/s Down
17.22 Mb/s Up
19 ms Ping
Better than 96% of GB
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2603899836.png

Which is pretty damn annoying because I hardly ever go there and when I do all I have in the way of computing is a crappy laptop that freezes constantly.

But I guess we're just waiting for the one or two Escapists who have this 2Gbps connection (because there's always one) to come lording it all over everyone.

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Considering I live in the middle of nowhere, this is actually pretty good.

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