Korea has a government run program to string a DSL line into every home. This has allowed Korean TV stations to run their programs via the net and call it a feasible investment. NTT has been pushing ISDN long after ADSL was available - so it has been something of a quasi-government policy to obstruct the dissemination of DSL. This hit the fan about a year ago when Korean TV stations started broadcasting via the net and NHK was not anywhere close. Now NHK and NTT hate each other like hell. If nothing else, it has produced a lot of fun-to-watch NHK programs bad mouthing NTT.