18 Oct 2014

South Korea prepares for 10Gbps broadband; transfer 1GB file in 0.8 seconds

While AT&T and Verizon argue over an FCC proposal that would set 10Mbps as America’s new minimum speed to qualify as “broadband,” South Korea is positioning itself to introduce 10Gbps fiber service.
SK Broadband will introduce its new 10 gigabit per second Internet service at the Oct. 20 Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union to be held at Busan’s BEXCO Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the National Information Society Agency.
With the latest advances in broadband technology coming mostly from Asian countries like Japan and South Korea, citizens of both countries are proud of the fact they are way ahead of the United States.
“In the 1960s the world watched NASA send men to the moon and many of us grew up amazed at the constant advancements of the Americans,” said Natsuki Kumagai. “Now the Americans watch us.”
“In my travels to the United States, it is very plain they have lost their way in advancing broadband technology,” said Pyon Seo-Ju. “Internet access is terribly slow and expensive because American politicians have sacrificed Americas’s technology leadership to protect conglomerates and allow them to flourish. Although unfortunate for America, this has given Korea a chance to promote our own industry and enhance the success of companies like Samsung that are well-known in the United States today.”


  1. I have 100MBs, fiber optic here in the Netherlands for 19 Euros a month,. both up and down. The whole country is almost all fiber optic now.,

  2. impressive, yet 1 Giga Byte second is facilitated, by .2 seconds of protocol code. so the total is really 1 second. still impressive, as is Netherlands fiber optic systems, which easily serves the individual. such service i would like, i am on 100 Mega bit second.

  3. Almost 20% of the US Internet users are on dial up connections. No kidding.

  4. everybody commenting is a little confused!

    you're on a 100mbs fiber optic mb= megabit MB= MegaBYTE

    1MB = 8mb

    same goes for Gerwingr.... it's not "1 Giga Byte Per Sec" (1GB per second)

    it's 1 Giga bit per second. (1gb per second)

    1GB = 8gb.

    Very confusing I know.