There is plenty of talk about the blindly fast internet speeds in countries like Japan and South Korea; however, one more Asian nation has joined that exclusive club. Called the FastNet Infinite package, the service has been quietly rolling out 100Mbps home broadband over the past month, and it will eventually cover all of Jakarta, Bandung, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi.
Super high speed internet isn’t cheap, and Indonesians looking to hook up the system are looking at a monthly charge of about 3 million Rupiah (RM822). Users who still want home broadband that will put the Malaysian network to share can also opt for the 30Mbps FastNet Ultimate package. Although that still comes in at a cool 2.1 million Rupiah (RM575) per month.
With all this happening so close to home, we can only wonder how long it will take for these sorts of speeds to turn up on our home turf. Although, considering the potential price tag, maybe it isn’t such a good idea.
EDIT: Thanks kzm and 2fast2furious for pointing out the TIME Fibre 100Mbps plan! Get more info here. Let’s hope the coverage map gets a lot more widespread across the country and that the price after introductory period is still reasonable (at least not RM822)
[Source: Tech in Asia]