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High speed internet

High speed internet has spread rapidly in Korea, one of the world’s most internet savvy countries. High speed internet services are available in many homes. There are three major companies offering high speed internet services as below. If you call the numbers or check the homepages for registration consultation or register forinternet services after signing up for membership online, an installation technician will visit you to install internet services.

To use an internet service, you need wired equipment for wired internet service and wireless equipment for wirelessinternet service. Initial cost for installment is 30,000 won and monthly service charges range from 25,500 to 30,000 won(VAT excluded). However, service charges vary depending on internet service providers and different products. In general, there are 1 to 3-year contract periods. Discount rates are applied, depending on the period of your contract.
If you cancel the internet service within the term of your contract or shorten the period of your contract, you should return the discounted amount you have received during the duration of your contract. You should also pay the rental fees for modem and AP.

Broadcast station and radio

Korea’s three major broadcast stations include KBS, MBC and SBS. Each broadcast station has broadened the scope of broadcasting through territorial broadcasting, radio programming, cable, satellite programming, the internet and DMB.In particular, the development of internet homepages has enabled viewers to watch programs again. In addition, moreprograms have included viewers’ opinions or information in the programs.

Arirang TV is an English-language broadcast station that provides news and information on Korea. All TV and radioprograms of the broadcast station are available in English. AFN (1530 AM, 102.7 FM) is a 24-hour Englishlanguage radio station.

Major Broadcast and Radio Stations

Name of Company URL
KBS http://english.kbs.co.kr[K, E, J, C]
MBCAMERICA http://www.mbc-america.com/en/default/Corporate_Info.php?url=CorporateInfo&
SBS www.sbs.co.kr [K]
Arirang TV www.arirang.co.kr [K, E, C, Esp., Arabic]
TV Channels Radio Channels (frequencies)
KBS1-Channel # 9
KBS2-Channel # 7
1FM (93.1 MHz)
2FM (89.1 MHz)
MBC-Channel #11 Regular FM (95.9 MHz) / FM4U (91.9 MHz)
SBS-Channel #6 Power FM (107.7 MHz) / Love FM (103.5 MHz)