South Korea and the Internet

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South Korea has an impressive body of work regarding the introduction and the use of the home Internet service. The small country already claims the world’s fastest Internet connections and is by far, the fastest globally. My company intends to connect every home in the country to the Internet at one gigabit per second. That would be a tenfold increase from the already blazing national standard and more than 200 times as fast as the average household setup in the United States. The US, on the other hand, has a "closed network" system—it doesn't require ISPs to share their pipes, making it harder for other companies to enter the market. South Korea's network is more open, allowing for more competition, which drives speeds up and prices down. The country also has a super dense population, with some 1,200 people per square mile. Today, more than 80 percent of South Koreans are wired, and Seoul's been called the "bandwidth capital of the world." When we talk about Korea, we must first understand how the country began and the particulars of its culture. The family is the most important part of Korean life. In Confucian tradition, the father is the head of the family and it is his responsibility to provide food, clothing and shelter, and to approve of all of the marriages that occur within the family unit. The eldest son has special duties: his first duty is to his parents, followed by duty to his brothers, from older to younger, then to his sons, then to his wife, and lastly to his daughters. Family welfare is much more important than the needs of the individual. Members of the family are tied to each other because the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family. In many cases the family register can trace a family's history, through male ancestors, for over 500 years. With the addition of the high speed internet it will only continue to uphold…...

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