The Korea Herald reports that KT -- the country's biggest telecom company -- will help build a broadband infrastructure in Iran (thanks to Om Malik for the link). The $26 million deal will see 100,000 broadband lines rolled out in Iran's 20 biggest cities by 2005, the paper says.
Another sign that South Korea is getting props for being leagues ahead of most of the rest of the world in making broadband part of everyday life. We wrote about the country's lessons for the U.S. here, and News.com editor Michael Kannellos visited the country recently and sent back first-hand reports.
Broadband in Iran will be interesting. The country has fought hard to limit what can be seen or posted by reformers in the country, and access to Western pornography has been a controversial issue across the Middle East.