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Re: Internet access in Japan (was Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets)

  • From: Tom Vest
  • Date: Tue Oct 23 03:20:34 2007

On Oct 23, 2007, at 9:33 AM, Dragos Ruiu wrote:

On Monday 22 October 2007 19:20, David Andersen wrote:
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.


NTT started building the FTC buildout in the mid-90s. At least that's
when the plans were first discussed.  They took a bold leap back when
most people were waffling about WANs and Bellcore was saying
SMDS was going to be the way of the future. Now they reap the
benefits, while some of us are left behind in the bandwidth ghettos
of North America. :-(

Actually rollout didn't begin until 2002.



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