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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:03 pm

This is just as important as net neutrality.    Only 25Mbps and up will qualify as broadband under new FCC definition  

http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/fcc-chair-broadband-must-be-25mbps-and-isps-are-failing-to-deliver/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Under this new definition, what I have now doesn't even come close and I am in an urban environment.   I get about 7Mbp downstream and 1 upstream.  If it drops even a little, my net becomes nonfunctional.

For those of you in other countries, what speeds do you have access to, and how stable is your net?

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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:03 pm

More info on this and the expected resistance: http://gizmodo.com/why-you-should-care-that-the-fcc-is-trying-to-redefine-1681592330?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:34 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/29/7932653/fcc-changed-definition-broadband-25mbps

Well they did it in spite of fierce opposition! The industry has a long ways to go to catch up and DSL is no longer defined as broadband access!

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