Broadband Reports points to a story on Japan's Softbank and Yahoo Japan, which said Monday they would begin offering a fiber optic-based broadband service providing speeds of up to a gigabyte per second. For about $38 dollars a month.
If that doesn't make your jaw drop, I??m guessing you've got it wired shut. A gigabyte per second would transform the Net. Forget cable TV, forget ordinary phones, hello videoconferencing and virtual realities. With that much bandwidth, people would figure out how to have the Star Trek holodeck in their bedrooms.
But no, I'm perfectly happy … Read more