Broadband prices tumble globally

31Mar09

Wired Magazine U.K. launches tomorrow and there is a digital sampler of the printed magazine: HERE

(be warned downloading this may take a little while, as the file may be zoomed into without loss of image quality.)

One of the interesting articles in the magazine concerns the global tumbling in price of Broadband access (measured by each line of GIGe transit port at a MB per second). Figures are supplied for several major capital cities from 2005 – 2008.

Examples show costs in some major cities halving, or lowering even further, between Jan 2007 and Dec 2008. Whilst New York indicates a steady decline in cost (from around US$22 to $11), costs in Moscow have dramatically tumbled (from US$75 to also reach around $11). Singapore has plummeted from US$141 to around $40 per MB during this period.

The surprise is that equivalent broadband costs in London have barely budged, from around US$45 down to $38 per MBps from Jan 2007 to Dec 2008.

Take a look at the chart, as well as Wired.co.uk

Broadband Pricing

Broadband Pricing

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