FCC Raises the Bar for Broadband

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took important steps to improve the consumer broadband market in the United States. At its monthly Open Meeting, the FCC changed the definition of broadband that it uses to assess whether broadband is being deployed in a timely fashion throughout the country. The Commission adopted a new standard of 25 Mbps download speeds, up from 4 Mbps in the old definition. Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel highlighted the need for a forward-looking approach to ensure that consumers everywhere have access to the speeds needed to access the robust platform of online tools available today.

More at http://www.newamerica.org/oti/fcc-raises-the-bar-for-broadband-adopts-e911-order/ 

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