Generally speaking, the state of broadband in the United States sucks. Hard. You know what sucks harder than your crappy DSL line? Satellite internet‚ÄĒit's stupid expensive and super slow. Except in Japan. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency is reporting that their tests of the world's fastest satellite internet‚ÄĒ155Mbps downstream to homes, and 1.2Gbps to businesses with properly endowed antennas‚ÄĒhave been successful. Not only to they plan to cover all of Japan, but a fair bit of the Asian Pacific region. Meanwhile, we shit ourselves over 50Mbps cable that runs $150 a month. [JAXA via Impress, JAXA (More Info, readable)]