Originally posted on Gigaom:

If Xavier Niel, founder and chief executive officer of Iliad, the broadband provider behind Free.fr, has mastered the art of cheap quad-play service, then the guys from Hong Kong Broadband Network (a company I have coverednumerous timesin the past) are just as  comfortable selling a lot of bandwidth cheaply and embracing all sorts of over-the-top services running on top of it.

The company that sells a 1 Gbps connection for $20 a month is happy admitting to the world that they are selling a “big dumb fat pipe”. I don’t expect AT&T (s T) or Verizon (s VZ) or British Telecom(s bt) are doing that. After all, their copper/fiber is special, handcrafted in factories high up in Italian mountains. The Hong Kong service provider, however, has a different take:

[At] Hong Kong Broadband Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of City Telecom, we are proud to be a…

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