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Hong Kong Broadband: 1/1Gbps for $26/Month — 100/100Mbps for $13/Month

Phillip Dampier April 15, 2010 Broadband Speed, Competition 8 Comments

HK Broadband offers 100% Fiber Optic service to residents of Hong Kong

Next time you pay your broadband bill, consider what you are getting for your money.

Then consider Hong Kong residents can now buy 1,000Mbps symmetrical broadband service for $26 per month.  Symmetrical broadband offers identical upstream and downstream speeds, so transferring large files back and forth becomes an afterthought, not a nuisance.

This week Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) introduced wide availability of its mega-fast 1/1 gigabit per second service at prices that most American broadband providers won’t match for slow “lite” or “budget” tiers.  The new gigabit service joins an even more affordable 100/100Mbps broadband service HKBN sells for $13 a month.

“Symmetric 1 Gbps broadband at US$26/month (HK$199) is a global breakthrough service, and is by far the best value in terms of cost per Mbps in Hong Kong. We are pleased to contribute towards making Hong Kong a global Fibre Oasis,” said June Lam, Associate Director, Marketing, HKBN.

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Tim
Tim
13 years ago

And the USA continually keeps going to the back of the line…15th in the world in speed but dropping fast!

Scott
Scott
13 years ago

If the baby boomers who run the U.S.A. don’t wake up soon, America will be irrelevant technology-wise in less than a decade.

Tim
Tim
13 years ago
Reply to  Scott

You read my mind….

TM
TM
13 years ago

America, it seems, is too busy looking back at the Super Power we were rather than looking forward at how to maintain that position. It’s good to keep one eye on the past so you don’t make the same mistakes again. But to look away from the future like we have done, is sending us off course.

This applies to far more than broadband speed, coverage and price.

jr
jr
13 years ago

Cable companies here spend all their money on executive salaries instead of upgrades

Jim
Jim
13 years ago

This is really depressing to me. And the really sad thing is that there’s nothing we can do to fix our broken system without the help of those who broke it in the first place and they don’t have the desire to fix it. This is where I’d be perfectly happy with some “socialism.” There is something to be said about capitalism, but when you have no option other than crap service, that’s not capitalism. It’s painfully obvious these companies are going to need to be forced to play fair. Maybe ending the virtual monopolies ISPs have will help elevate… Read more »

Victor
Victor
13 years ago

Here in USA Comcast, At&t, Verizon, Frontier and others try to limit us with Meter Caps and super high fees every day. They love Cap! So Sad!

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