Tokyo and a few of its suburbs are about to get an Internet service which doubles the 1Gbps speeds of Google Fiber. Nuro, a fiber service supported by Sony, will be able to reach speeds of 2Gbps down and 1Gbps up, making it the fastest home connection in the world.
The price of such a high speed internet won’t come cheap though. Nuro comes with a mandatory two year contract at ¥4,980 (US$51) a month, and the installation fee will also set users back ¥52,500 (US$535). The fee is currently waived for those who apply online now.
I already use the Internet enough in Japan to keep up with friends back home and stay updated with news. My current cap is fast enough, and even more Internet could potential kill my social life. It sounds more like something I would like to try at a friends house or a net-cafe.
Hopefully it finds its way over to Osaka soon.