While Google announced a third city to get Google Fiber and Japan is getting ridiculous 2Gbps download speeds in Tokyo, the rest of the world might be feeling a little left out. But now it looks Australia won’t have to be jealous of ultra-fast download speeds, as the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to be available by the end of this year.
Unfortunately, compared to the low, low prices being offered by Google and Japan’s So-net, Australians are gonna have to pay a little more for their gigabit fix. The 1Gbps internet service is going to cost $150 Australian dollars, which is roughly $155 US dollars. They’ll also have to pay additional fees from their ISPs, further increasing the entry point. However, 500Mbps and 250Mbps services will also be offered, and the prices for those speeds will definitely be more affordable.
After having to put up with higher prices on tech goods all this time, it’s nice that our friends Down Under are getting a nice little (or not so little) speed boost.