Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That's the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunications capabilities are "being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion." FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called on the FCC to raise it, but a new proceeding launched at the FCC this week proposes keeping the standard the same for another year. Keeping the current speed standard would likely mean that the FCC will conclude that broadband deployment is already happening fast enough throughout the US. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai could use that conclusion in attempts to justify further deregulation of the broadband industry.
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