Japan boosts internet speeds with ultra-broadband satellite
By eSchool News
February 26th, 2008
After a week of delays, Japan/country-region> launched a new, experimental internet satellite on Feb. 23 that shows why that country is still so much farther ahead than the United States/place>/country-region> in terms of bandwidth, Wired reports. The "Kizuna" satellite is designed to give extremely high internet speeds to rural and other areas that have been left off the country's already high-speed grid. According to the project's web site, ordinary home users will ultimately be able to get internet download speeds of 155 megabits per second (Mbps), with upload speeds of 6 Mbps. Businesses and other organizations using...
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