New minimum speed for US broadband connections
mike.lyon at gmail.com
Fri May 28 01:14:59 UTC 2021
I get about 23/6 Mbps for $50/month here in Silicon Valley from my ATT DSL line.
> On May 27, 2021, at 18:11, Matt Brennan <brennanma at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd love to see 100/100, but I don't see it happening anytime soon ... especially for $50.
> I pay $150/month for 300/8 at home and that's the best upload I can get where I live ... in a major city.
>> On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 8:41 PM Eric Dugas via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
>> I'm not in the US but in Canada it's been 50/10 since 2016 and we're just "almost" there yet. IMO the target should have been more like 100/30 or even 50 of upload.
>> 100/100 might be a bit short sighted considering it'll take years to accomplish the necessary last-mile/distribution upgrades in rural areas.
>>> On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 8:31 PM Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
>>> What should be the new minimum speed for "broadband" in the U.S.?
>>> This is the list of past minimum broadband speed definitions by year
>>> year speed
>>> 1999 200 kbps in both directions (this was chosen as faster than
>>> dialup/ISDN speeds)
>>> 2000 200 kbps in at least one direction (changed because too many service
>>> providers had 128 kbps upload)
>>> 2010 4 mbps down / 1 mbps up
>>> 2015 25 Mbps down / 3 Mbps up (wired)
>>> 5 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up (wireless)
>>> 2021 ??? / ??? (some Senators propose 100/100 mbps)
>>> Not only in major cities, but also rural areas
>>> Note, the official broadband definition only means service providers can't
>>> advertise it as "broadband" or qualify for subsidies; not that they must
>>> deliver better service.
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