This 2014 Measuring Broadband America Report on Fixed Broadband ("Report") contains the most recent data collected from fixed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as part of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Measuring Broadband America program. This program is an ongoing, rigorous, nationwide study of consumer broadband performance in the United States. We measure the network performance delivered to a representative sample set of the population and service tier demographics across the United States. The sample population is drawn from subscribers of ISPs serving over 80% of the... Read More
Updated study shows providers on average delivered 101% of advertised downstream speed.
Most customers who pay for broadband Internet connections over cable, DSL, fiber-optic and satellite networks are getting what they’re paying for, an updated FCC study shows.
The FCC’s Measuring Broadband America report, released June 18 and based on 8 million measurements involving 177 million unique tests, found a close alignment between advertised broadband speeds and the actual performance providers are delivering.
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A perfect storm of events opens up some serious soul-searching about the future of broadband in the U.S.
Author: Stewart Schley
Unless you’ve been hiding out lately – or worse, your broadband connection has gone kaput – your radar has picked up on a big-time debate happening over the future of Internet regulation in the U.S.
An unexpected confluence of events has triggered some serious soul-searching over the subject of the “open Internet” and the issue of “network neutrality.” Among the instigating developments:
AT&T announces a Sponsored Data Initiative that allows... Read More