Here at SEB Headquarters we pay $49.95 a month (plus taxes) for the 3Mbps cable modem service through Charter Communications and that’s about what we were paying for the 4Mbps connection we had previously through Wide Open West. Those are both pretty typical for most of the U.S. and it’s not bad though it pales in comparison to the 45Mbps most of Japan enjoys, but I’ve always wondered what you guys in Europe pay. Now, thanks to this Reuters article, I have somewhat of an idea:
The average European price for a 1 megabit per second connection, the most common broadband Internet access speed, is 37 euros ($45) per month, with prices ranging from Lithuania’s 14 euros ($17) to 85 euros ($107) in Greece.
The average price dropped 47 percent from a similar survey published a year ago.
Average prices in France and Britain are among the cheapest at 29 ($36) euros in both countries. Germans pay 26 euros ($32) per month on average for a typical connection.
That’s not too bad, bit slower than the average over here, but not too bad. What’s not revealed in the article, though, is how much of that is DSL versus Cable TV broadband. We’ve got a few folks from Europe who stop by regularly, so what’s the broadband scene look like over there?