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Apple Insider: FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds

apple-insider-logo(Apple Insider) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set the bold standard of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) as the minimum required to be considered “broadband” service in the United States of America. Accompanying upload speeds must be at least 3Mbps.

According to the FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress report:

  • U.S. Broadband deployment is not on par with that of many nations around the world (official press release)
  • Previous benchmark of 4Mbps no longer keeps up with technological advances or consumers’ content demands
  • Some 55 million Americans (17% of the population) do not have access to broadband, with rural America suffering the greatest (53%)
  • 35% of American schools do not have access to fiber optic Internet service, greatly curtailing student access to educational content and communications. The current standard is 100Mbps/1K users; the FCC would like to see this eventually revised to 1Gbps (Gigabits per second)/1K users.

Read the full article: FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds (Apple Insider)



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