FCC: "Broadband" Now Means 4 Mbps Down

The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me that 24 million people lack access to high speed internet, so I shut up. [FCC via ExtremeTech]

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Thundergamer

Lack access? You mean choose not too pay for it? Don't feel bad for those 24 million. If they wanted it they could pay for it.