Illustration for article titled Over Two-Thirds of U.S. Broadband Internet Connections Arent Technically Broadband

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 downtream and 1Mbps upstream 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]

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