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CNET: Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn’t broadband anymore


cnet-redball-large(CNET) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has re-defined “broadband” by upping the requisite connection speed from 4 Mbps (megabits per second), to 25 Mbps. The vote was 3-2; this move was in conjunction with the body’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report, which Congress uses to assess the US broadband market. The FCC has stated that the U.S. is not keeping up in terms of broadband delivery.

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama expressed support for the institution of Next Generation Networks among notable scientific efforts in the United States of America.

Read the entire article: Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn’t broadband anymore on CNET

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