Techie Tuesdays: U.S. broadband speeds have tripled in the last 3.5 years


(PC Mag) – This Techie Tuesday, we’re excited to see higher broadband speeds!

VI Next Generation Field Technicians at a Fiber Access Point (FAP) in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

In an effort to keep up with an increasingly data-dependent society, U.S. broadband speeds have tripled over the past 3.5 years.

The Federal Communications Commission’s fifth Measuring Broadband America report, released Wednesday, said average download speeds increased to nearly 31 megabits per second (Mbps) in September 2014 — up from 10 Mbps in March 2011.

In recent years, companies like Google, AT&T, and Comcast have begun offering speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps (or more), elevating them high above the FCC’s redefined broadband benchmark of 25 Mbps. (read more)

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