Eat your heart out, Google Fiber. Engadget reports that Sony-backed Japanese ISP So-net has launched Nuro, a new fiber service with 2Gbps maximum speeds that put even Google Fiber to shame. What makes Nuro particularly enticing is its jaw-dropping low price: Engadget says that “when hitched to a two-year contract, web surfers will be set back 4,980 yen ($51) per month and pony up a required 52,500 yen (roughly $540) installation fee, which is currently being waived for customers who apply online.” Japanese prefectures Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama will be the first to get the service, which will presumably continue spreading throughout the rest of the country.
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