Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

FCC Report Keeps Faster Definition of Broadband

Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch:

Broadband will continue to be defined as a connection with speeds of 25 megabits down and 3 megabits up. Another proposed definition of 10 down and 1 up was decried by critics as unrealistic for several reasons; not only is it insufficient for many ordinary internet applications, but it would let providers off the hook, because they would be counted as having deployed broadband if it met this lowered standard.

Fortunately, that isn’t the case, and the 25/3 standard remains in place.

To my eyes, this proposal was clearly an effort by the current Republican-led FCC to bend the numbers and give the impression of greater broadband competition than truly exists.