After reading the BBC report about broadband prices in 30 of the most developed countries I was wondering how much you actually paid for your connection to the Internet. The BBC article unfortunately revealed only marginal information and not the complete list of prices in all of the countries the study was conducted in.
The result was that the cheapest megabit per second connection was available in Japan with $0.22 for every megabit, while it cost $3.18 in the United States and $81.13 in Turkey. Japan and the Scandinavian countries have in large regions access to 100 Mbit fibre networks, while the rest of the world relies mainly on cable and dsl for broadband access.
My broadband connection has a speed of 16 Mbit / 1 Mbit and I pay roughly $68 for it including phone and phone flatrate. I would of course prefer to subscribe to a 100 Mbit line but those are unfortunately not available right now. So, how much do you pay for your internet connection and how fast - or slow - is it ?
Almost five years have passed since the article was published, and situations should have changed considerably in many locations throughout the world. My connection for instance improved to 50 Mbit / 10 Mbit for the same price and extras, which is not to shabby. While I would still love to get my hands on a 100 Mbit or faster Internet connection, I can't see this happen anytime soon in the country that I'm living in.
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