Point Topic has released comparison data on 240 operators comparing tariffs of different services. Over seven regions, South East Asia wins on price of DSL at just US$19 (£9.50) per month, similar to some services available here. However that price is due to a relatively low download speed with an average of 1,761Kbps (Kilo bits per second). Western Europe and North America are on a very level footing with Europe at US$49 (£24.76) with an average speed of 4,172Kbps. Cable modem services follow a similar pattern, but provide faster services for cheaper.
FTTx (fibre to the home/kerb) is unsurprisingly cheapest/Kbps in the Asia Pacific region, with services available at 100Mbps for US$37.80 (£18.99), although Eastern Europe is offering some shared fibre services (using fibre to the building (FTTB)) at US$30.80. An average speed of 40Mbps is available.
France is currently seeing large investment in FTTx, particularly around the Paris area, with several companies hoping to attract customers to see a rollout of 450,000 users by the end of 2009. Neuf Cegetel will be offering a triple play service with telephony, Television and 50Mbps Internet service available for US$40 (£20) - an equivalent triple play option from Virgin Media (with only 10Mbps broadband) currently costs £28.50 per month.