FCC Now Defines Broadband As 4 Mbps

The FCC changed its definition of what constitutes broadband service. For over a decade, the standard has been set at 200 Kbps downstream, but the FCC now puts it at 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.

"This is a minimum speed generally required for using today's video-rich broadband applications and services, while retaining sufficient capacity for basic web browsing and e-mail," the FCC said.

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fatstarr4357d ago

a step toward keeping up with the faster internet services in the world. good thing im way over 4Mbps

lonix4356d ago

doesn't mean my telco will care australia lives in the dark ages