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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RE[2]: skorea
by Damnshock on Thu 24th Jun 2010 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE: skorea"
Damnshock
Member since:
2006-09-15

Is there any limitation on your connection? What's your upload connection?

I just changed to another ISP here in Barcelona (Spain) to 20Mb/2,5Mb for 30€ per month. And you are telling me you get 50% more speed for half the price? mmm nice 8th economy in the world I live in... :S

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RE[3]: skorea
by IceCubed on Thu 24th Jun 2010 22:00 in reply to "RE[2]: skorea"
IceCubed Member since:
2005-07-01

I get the same download / upload rates ;)

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RE[3]: skorea
by dpanov on Thu 24th Jun 2010 22:08 in reply to "RE[2]: skorea"
dpanov Member since:
2009-01-12

I don't have a download cap, or any other limitations.
The upload speed is 20Mbps.

But I wouldn't complain about that if I were you. ;) As long as you can walk around and watch the genius architectures of Gaudi you shouldn't complain about anything. ;) )

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RE[4]: skorea
by Damnshock on Thu 24th Jun 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE[3]: skorea"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

Well, that was nice ;) I see you know about Barcelona. However, Guadi's architecture is not the best things you can see in Barcelona. In fact, walking around the city is the good thing to do: everybuilding, every corner, everystreet is different and has something special. Going downtown and having a drink in any place in "el borne" (a neighborhood) is... well, you should just come a try it ;)

Any of you OSNews readers are more than welcome to come to Barcelona and contact me if you need anything! ;)

By the way, sorry for the offtopic, I just couldn't help myself when I read about my city...

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RE[3]: skorea
by aliquis on Fri 25th Jun 2010 07:54 in reply to "RE[2]: skorea"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

8th?
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sp....

"Spain's mixed capitalist economy is the 12th largest in the world, and its per capita income roughly matches that of Germany and France."

"GDP (purchasing power parity):
$1.368 trillion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13"

"GDP - per capita (PPP):
$33,700 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 38"
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorde...

Personally I would think the later is a better measure for income and living standards/conditions, isn't it?

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RE[4]: skorea
by tylerdurden on Fri 25th Jun 2010 08:03 in reply to "RE[3]: skorea"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17
RE[4]: skorea
by spiderman on Fri 25th Jun 2010 13:17 in reply to "RE[3]: skorea"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I laugh whenever I see GDP mentioned. Those numbers are only good for a laugh. Teh "GDP" does not mean shit. It certainly does not say how the economy is going or about the standard of living. The GDP/capita is just as useless as the GDP. People talk about the GDP as if it had anything to do with the economy. I can make my own country and have a bigger GDP than the USA just by printing more money. In this day and age, you don't even need to print it, it's just a digital number in a computer.

If you want to measure the economy, get some real production and consumption numbers. The GDP is just the sum of rental dividends plus the salaries. In some oil producing countries, it changes as the oil price change and it measures how much the king can waste while the people starve and the economy is stopped.

Edited 2010-06-25 13:29 UTC

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RE[3]: skorea
by barcodex on Mon 28th Jun 2010 09:45 in reply to "RE[2]: skorea"
barcodex Member since:
2010-06-28

I recently moved from Estonia to Southern Spain, and find internet offers here much more expensive here. Also, the quality of connection is much worse. 8th economy in the world is strong in other areas.

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