South Korea Aims For 1Gbps Net Connections By 2012
Thankfully the days of dial-up connections and the "distinctive" modem squeal that goes with it are behind us (well most of us, anyway), but a lot of countries still have a long way to go before super fast broadband connections are ubiquitous. So in steps South Korea to instill jealously into the hearts of us less fortunate beings by announcing plans to roll out broadband connections that are ten times faster than those available at the moment, within three years. Now considering Koreans already enjoy pretty snappy speeds, that could see 1Gbps connections become a reality by the time 2012 comes around. Naturally the Korea Communications Commission is hoping the move will enable more interactive TV, home schooling and e-commerce services, along with 120,000 or so jobs the whole thing is likely to create.