Internet via Cable Hits Brazil.

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TVA, the pay television arm of Grupo Abril, launched the first commercial Internet cable access provider in July. With @jato, Brazilian Net surfers can now receive data 100 times faster than transmissions via conventional telephone lines.

This means that high-quality television images can be downloaded in a mere four minutes, whereas the same data would take 10 hours to transmit through the phones. However, the general public may not be as quick to get online...

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