I wrote a post not so long ago about the state of broadband worldwide and how poorly served we are in Ireland. I showed a table of broadband speeds and prices worldwide – based on the table the average broadband speed was 18mb for 44 US$ per month.
However, Lupan, a Japanese reader commented on the post correcting the figure for Japan. His broadband is 100mb for the equivalent of â‚¬25 per month!
Incredible, my own connection is 3mb for â‚¬50 per month and that’s good compared to many in Ireland.
If i lived in Japan I could get 33 times the speed for half the price I pay in Ireland.
Noel Dempsey, our minister for broadband suppression should take up thumb twiddling or some other pastime equally suited to his (in)abilities.