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Hong Kong’s Broadband Is How Fast?

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In case you’re still convinced there’s a true open market in broadband space and the handful of companies running it are sufficient competition for each other, consider this: in Hong Kong, you can get a fiber-to-the-home connection 20 times faster than Verizon’s FiOS connection for about the same price.

 Hong Kong's Broadband Is How Fast?
Hong Kong’s Broadband Is How Fast?

Gizmodo was quick to point out that Verizon will deliver 5 Mbps to customers for $40 per month, and up to 30 Mbps for $180 per month.

But in Hong Kong, according to a City Telecom press release, 5 Mbps isn’t even an option. Or even 10, because they’ve just discontinued their 10 Mbps offering, making the 25 Mbps the entry (basic) package.

How much is that? The release doesn’t say, but if you’d like to try the 100 Mbps service (boy would we!), it’ll about $48.50. Not fast enough? (Huh? Couldn’t fathom that kind of speed.) CTEL can upgrade you to 200 Mbps for $88.

Still too slow?

I know, your mind’s melting, right?

How about 1 Gbps for $215?

So, how do you feel about paying $180 per month for that blistering 30 Mbps now? Yeah, kinda figured. Maybe we should ask for our $200 billion back, eh? 

Hong Kong’s Broadband Is How Fast?
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  • Les Bovenlander

     Jason Challenge for you.

    I represent a group and we live in Tai Long Wan Tsuen on Lantau Island, lovely place.

    Firstly what are the effective upload and download speeds from PCCW’s Broadband residential lines?

    Also we are about the only place on Lantau that does not have Broadband connection from PCCW

    What would you suggest as options?

    Cheers Les

  • http://www.fashion-in-bag.com Replica Designer Handbags

    in our company,Broadband is very slow sometimes.Which influence our works indeed,so it is wise decision to change it for our boss,no matter how much you will cost.

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