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Getting Bandwidth Envy: Portugal To Have 1Gbps Internet Service By September

zon By David Ponce

It’s rather shocking to see the differences in network infrastructure worldwide. As if to make some kind of point, news comes that Portugal ISP Zon will be offering its customers 1Gbps service starting this September. The country will then become the world’s third (and the first in Europe) to provide such speeds, along with Japan and South Korea.

There’s no word on the technology being employed as Zon is a cable operator and DOCSIS 3.0 limits bandwidth at 320Mbps. Some say it could be a publicity stunt, but if it’s not, then good on Portugal, I guess. It’s just that it really sucks to live in Canada. Get this: I’m paying $75 each month for 10Mpbs, capped at 100GB monthly. 10Mbps! How sad is that?

Let us know your horror (or heaven) stories in the comments.

VIA [ Xataka ]








  • galuano1

    In India, I pay close to $35 for 512 Kbps, though there is no cap on download.

  • Anonymous

    I pay 50$ for a 100 mbit/s flatrate here in germany

  • robbb

    I pay 50$ for a 100 Mbps flatrate here in germany.

  • http://twitter.com/marcusrocha marcusrocha

    I pay close to US$125 (R$ 230) here in Brazil for 1 Mb. Yes, it's very expensive. I don't live in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, so I don't have a faster connection and the price is preposterous.

  • bernardo11

    Im from Portugal, ZON is a shit ISP…

    They garant our speed only in Portugal….

  • bernardo11

    Im from Portugal, ZON is a shit ISP…

    They garant our speed only in Portugal….