Over Two-Thirds of U.S. Broadband Internet Connections Aren't Technically Broadband
By Adrian Covert
Dec 11, 2010 02:00 AM
A recent report by the FCC shows that more than two-thirds of so-called broadband internet connections in the U.S. don't actually meet the minimum speed requirements of 4Mbps upstream and 1Mbps downstream to be considered broadband.
In real terms, this means that over 90 million people in the US are linked up with substandard broadband service. Furthermore, 56% of those connections didn't even reach downstream speeds above 3Mbps. DSL Reports believes it has something to do with the lack of competition among broadband providers, allowing them to cruise by without upgrading their networks.
You can read the entire report here. [FCC via DSL Reports via Engadget]