Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 18:30 UTC, submitted by neticspace
Internet & Networking Internet users throughout the world, and particularly in the United States, have long been chastened to hear of South Korea's legendary broadband penetration. The urbanized, technologically-advanced nation has been famous for rolling out ultra high speed network for the majority of its citizens, and many of us have looked on with envy. However, it turns out it's not all good news. An OSNews reader gives us the skinny from the trenches in Korea.
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By what measure?
by kev009 on Thu 24th Jun 2010 20:12 UTC
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People often froth when they hear that there is gigabit last mile service in these countries but that needs to be taken with a heavy grain of salt. The backbones in and out of these small countries is nothing near that of the capacity in the US or some parts of Europe. So, while you might be able to bridge your buddy down the street at LAN speed, I'd be surprised if you'd get anything close to wire speed when doing common "Internet" traffic.

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