last mile, regulatory incentives, etc (was: att fiber, et al)

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Mar 23 22:35:22 CDT 2012


On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 14:18:26 -1000, Michael Painter said:

> "The indication of above average or below average is based on a comparison of the actual test result to the current NTIA
> definition of broadband which is 768 kbps download and 200 kbps upload. Any test result above the NTIA definition is
> considered above average, and any result below is considered below average."

That's the national definition of "broadband" that we're stuck with.  To show
how totally cooked the books are, consider that when they compute "percent of
people with access to residential broadband", they do it on a per-county basis
- and if even *one* subscriber in one corner of the county has broadband, the
entire county counts.

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