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Millions In US Still Living Life In Internet Slow Lane
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12-06-2016, 04:14 AM #1
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Millions of Americans still have extremely slow Internet speeds, a new Federal Communications Commission report shows. While the FCC defines broadband as download speeds of 25Mbps, about 47.5 million home or business Internet connections provided speeds below that threshold. Out of 102.2 million residential and business Internet connections, 22.4 million offered download speeds less than 10Mbps, with 5.8 million of those offering less than 3Mbps. About 25.1 million connections offered at least 10Mbps but less than 25Mbps. 54.7 million households had speeds of at least 25Mbps, with 15.4 million of those at 100Mbps or higher. These are the advertised speeds, not the actual speeds consumers receive. Some customers will end up with slower speeds than what they pay for. Upload speeds are poor for many Americans as well. While the FCC uses 3Mbps as the upload broadband standard, 16 million households had packages with upload speeds less than 1Mbps. Another 27.2 million connections were between 1Mbps and 3Mbps, 30.1 million connections were between 3Mbps and 6Mbps, while 29 million were at least 6Mbps. The Internet Access Services report released last week contains data as of December 31, 2015. The 11-month gap is typical for these reports, which are based on information collected from Internet service providers. The latest data is nearly a year old, so things might look a bit better now, just as the December 2015 numbers are a little better than previous ones.

http://arstechnica.com/information-techn...slow-lane/
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases...2358A1.pdf

Hope Trump brings the system up to acceptable standards.
12-06-2016, 04:19 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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One would pay hundreds per month for those break neck unheard of speeds in some parts of Canada. vic.gif

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12-06-2016, 04:23 AM #3
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12-06-2016, 12:20 PM #4
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The providers do it because they can get away with it.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
12-06-2016, 12:27 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah, they like to promote monopoly.
1990's level speed for exorbitant prices and ridiculous shït like data caps.

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