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Internet access in Japan (was Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets)
On Oct 22, 2007, at 9:55 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
The Washington Post article claims that:
"Japan has surged ahead of the United States on the wings of better wire and more aggressive government regulation, industry analysts say.
The copper wire used to hook up Japanese homes is newer and runs in shorter loops to telephone exchanges than in the United States.
a) Dense, urban area (less distance to cover)
b) Fresh new wire installed after WWII
c) Regulatory environment that forced telecos to provide capacity to Internet providers
Followed by a recent explosion in fiber-to-the-home buildout by NTT. "About 8.8 million Japanese homes have fiber lines -- roughly nine times the number in the United States." -- particularly impressive when you count that in per-capita terms.
Nice article. Makes you wish...