Real Broadband

Somebody who reads Japanese, please tell me if this says what I think it says: Softbank ADSL. Looks to me like ADSL at 8Mbps, 12, 26, and 50Mbps.

Here on the drilldown it seems to say 50Mbps is going for 2,725 yen a month, which would be less than $25/month. There’s a parenthetical charge that’s about the same, and a mention of NTT, but even if that’s twice as much total, $50/month for 50Mbps wouldn’t be a bad deal.

And can somebody who reads English show me where I can get a similar deal in the U.S.?


2 thoughts on “Real Broadband

  1. Perry E. Metzger

    My friends in Tokyo all have deals like that. Here in NYC I can barely get a megabit a second because of where I live. Pathetic, isn’t it.

  2. CipherSwarm

    From Verizon FiOS:
    Speeds (Down/Up) Price per month (with one year agreement)
    Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps $34.95
    Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps $44.95
    Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps $179.95
    So in short, no, you can’t get it for that cheap. Things get competitive if you quadruple the rate AND live in a verrry small part of the U.S. that FiOS is available in.

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