1Gbps Broadband in Hong Kong...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stephen Soto, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    ****! So fast...

    "1Gbps broadband rolled out in Hong Kong

    [​IMG]Internet users in Hong Kong can now browse the internet at speeds that UK residents only dream about.

    Hong Kong Broadband Network has launched a new ultra fast service. The symmetric 1Gbps service costs approximately £112 per month, but obliterates the kind of speeds we are used to in the UK. We are eagerly waiting for the rollout of an 8Mbps service and consider that to be fast.

    While this kind of speed is unlikely to be available in the UK for some time, the possibilities for its use are immense. Large publishers could offer direct download services for their games, online gaming could be revolutionised and TV channels could be streamed at MPEG-2 DVD quality. It is hard to actually imagine speeds reaching 1Gbps in the UK, but we can dream."

  2. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    That's pretty fast.
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I'm happy when I get 3Mbps with my ADSL connection, most of the time it only ticks at 120-140 Kbps... Now compared to this, I can't imagine how fast would that be :eek:
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I uh... still got 56k...

    ... I remeber my 28.8... I'd go take a nap, and when I'd wake up, my page would be loaded.
  5. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    And it's not like that with 56?
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    1 gig? Seriously, how fast do you really need your porn?
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, that depends on how long you can last, I suppose.
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    You'd probably be hard-pressed to find any place that can give you downloads up that kind of speed wouldn't you?

    brad cook
  9. That's just a matter of time, I think, the computer world moves fast.
    I'm more fascinated by the possibilities of a connection of that type. For instance, instead of having seperate connections each, a whole floor in an apartment building could just share one connection. It would actually be cheaper than regular DSL, as the cost is shared, and still be just as fast.
  10. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    Could you really see cable companies or ISPs allowing multiple dwelling places to share a cable connection?
  11. I dunno how they could prevent it if all of those dwelling places were connected through a LAN. Unless of course they don't offer an unlimited bandwidth option and you need to pay according to how much got down/uploaded.

  12. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: amazing i just creamed my pants :ninja:

  13. All you need is a wireless LAN my friend. I've thought about doing that many times. Get like 5 people together who all pitch in to pay the monthly cost, set up a server and let your neighbours onto the network...Bob's your uncle.
  14. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    Does anything like this exist in America? I'd do it.

    PS: Can't you already stream high definition over cable, which is of an even higher quality than MPEG2 DVD?
  15. my university is part of a joint effort in devolping Internet 2 "The Internet2 backbone has a capacity of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) making it more than 15,000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection."



    so something like this will be coming to america soon, :) sooner for me hopefully ;)
  16. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have 100MBs here in Tokyo... but I can still only read at 300baud :eyebrow:
  17. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    Cool, although I'm only a 25 minute drive away ( North Caldwell ).
  18. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    *reads thread title and faints*

    Thats pretty fast! :cool: But, It'll probably be about another 10 years before us proles get it.

    back to my 128K for now then. Which, incidentally, seemed super fast when we first got it. Now it seems just as slow as 56K - as we get used to the speed, it doesn't seem fast enough anymore. Just shows how fast you get used to new technologies - they become the norm very quickly.

    I'm sorry there didn't seem to be much of a point to this post - blame it on work :D