sony-netSo you think that Google Fiber is the bee’s knees? Well, that might be the case for this young man who managed to throw his first pitch in a Major League Baseball game remotely thanks to the help of Google Fiber and some fancy robotics, but here we are with word that a Sony-backed Japanese Internet Service Provider (ISP), known as So-net, who has just rolled out what they call Nuro, a spanking new fiber service that has a theoretical maximum speed of 2Gbps, which is said to put Google Fiber to shame (where the latter has 1Gbps of maximum speed theoretically).

Even better news for those who want to take the Nur service up would be its extremely low price, and apparently if you were to sign up for a 2-year contract, it will cost you the equivalent of $51 each month, in addition to approximately $540 in installation fees. Right now, these are being waived for customers who decided to apply online. So far, Japanese prefectures such as Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama will be first in line to get the service, and the rest of the country too, will be on the receiving end of So-net in time.

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