New data (pdf) from the FCC suggests that most consumers aren’t getting speeds that technically adhere to the agency’s new definition of broadband, which was recently changed to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. According to the study, more than two-thirds (68%) of the 90,963,000 U.S. broadband connections tracked were too slow down or upstream (or both) to technically qualify as high-speed service — not even meeting 3Mbps/768 kbps. 58% of connections measured (76,594,000 connections) were slower than 3 Mbps downstream. 49% of connections (65,942,000 connections) featured upstream speeds slower than 768kbps.
via DSLReports.com – FCC: 68% Of U.S. Connections Slower than 3 Mbps Down, 768kbps Up. Good job internet providers.
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