26Mbit DSL in Japan. If I lived in Japan, I could have have a 26Mbit DSL connection via Yahoo! BroadBand (Y! BB). Holy crap! What's it cost, you wonder? A bit less than my 1.5Mbit DSL or 3Mbit Cable in the US. Think about it this way. In the 20-30 seconds it normally takes to establish a dial-up connection and get an IP address, you could have downloaded 60MB worth of data. If you don't live close to the central office, you have to suffer with the slower DSL connections: 12Mbit, 10Mbit, or 6Mbit.
Oh, the pain… [Jeremy Zawodny's blog]