New minimum speed for US broadband connections
Chris Adams (IT)
Chris.Adams at ung.edu
Fri May 28 13:07:13 UTC 2021
I’d be interested to understand the rationale for not wanting to change the definition. Is it strictly the business/capital outlay expense?
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I second Mike.
On 5/28/21 8:37 AM, Mike Hammett wrote:
I don't think it needs to change.
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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
1999 200 kbps in both directions (this was chosen as faster than
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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