FCC to raise ‘broadband’ download threshold from 4Mbps to more than 10Mbps

4 Jun 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering changing its technical definition of broadband, increasing the download threshold from its current level of 4Mbps to between 10Mbps and 25Mbps. Meanwhile, the minimum upload speed for a service to be classed as broadband is likely to increase from 1Mbps to 2.9Mbps. According to the Washington Post, an internal inquiry on the subject was circulated within the FCC on Friday, and the watchdog is expected to solicit public comment on the subject in the near future. If eventually approved, the switch would statistically increase the number of US residents who lack true broadband connectivity.

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