That 100Mbs Internet Speed in Korea?
South Korea has been on the top of the list for having the fastest broadband internet in the world for the longest time. So, the very first thing I did when I got here was test their internet connection.
So, is it true that they got 100Mbps here? Here’s what I got:
I tried download large files and was getting 1.5MB/s download speeds in the evenings — that’s a full movie in just 7 minutes.
It’s fast but nowhere near the claimed 100Mbps. I was actually lucky as several others in our group could not get anything higher than 10Mbps.
The 43Mbps I got was the fastest ever I logged in the last 4 days. So if the subscribed connection is for 100Mbps, we’re only getting 43% of that, at best.
I’m disappointed — it’s like subscribing to a 1Mbps DSL in the Philippines and only getting 430Kbps. *hehehe* You never really get your actual subscribed speed, even if you have the world’s fastest broadband connection.
The only other issue that I encountered is that I can’t upload videos on YouTube. I get this message whenever I try to upload videos:
We have voluntarily disabled this functionality on kr.youtube.com because of the Korean real-name verification law.