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Japan launches world's fastest home internet

Stan Schroeder (via Mashable/ SMH) | April 16, 2013
Sony has launched the world's fastest home internet in Japan at 2 Gbps.

Fibre-bliss: Japan is now home to 2 Gbps interent.

Fibre-bliss: Japan is now home to 2 Gbps interent. Photo: iStock

This post was originally published on Mashable.

While Australians compare the merits of Labor's fibre-to-the-home national broadband network with the Coalition's fibre-to-the-node proposal, Sony has installed the world's fastest home internet connection in Japan.

So-net Entertainment, a Sony-backed Japanese ISP, has launched a fibre-based internet service that reaches download speeds of 2 gigabit per second (Gbps), making it more than 20 times faster than the offerings of both Labor and the Coalition in Australia.

The Nuro, as the service is called, is available to homes and small businesses in Tokyo and six surrounding prefectures, Computerworld reports.


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