Seventy Cents per Megabit per Second (or Less)
There was a tidbit in the paper yesterday that said that Japan has the lowest average price for broadband of anywhere in the world, at an average of about seventy cents per megabit per second. We are actually paying less -- I think about fifty bucks for 100 Mbps. This is the "gigabit family type", which means that the second hop is gigabit, which I think is shared among a maximum of 32 houses, if I remember right.
The article also said that South Korea has the best availability -- the largest percentage of households could get broadband if they wanted to.