FCC forces shithead American ISP's to get their shit together

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  1. Ipokesmot

    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/29/fcc-increases-broadband-speed-threshold

    "New benchmark means 55 million Americans currently lack broadband access after chairman derides internet companies’ advertisement claims"

    "The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday changed the definition of broadband to increase the threshold speed – a move that has already angered cable companies.

    In a 3-2 vote, the commission approved a measure that increases the minimum standard for broadband speed, giving the agency more power to force internet service providers to improve their service.

    The definition of broadband is set to be raised from 4 megabits per second (Mbps) to 25Mbps for downloads and 1Mbps to 3Mbps for uploads.

    With that speed as the benchmark, significantly fewer Americans have access to high-speed broadband. Under the previous definition, 19 million Americans were without access; the new definition means that 55 million Americans – 17% of the population – now do not have access to high-speed broadband, according to the FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report, which is in the final editing process but was cited at the hearing."
     
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    Wow, this site is better than Fierce Telecom :hat:
     
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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    This also puts a nail in the coffin for most DSL services.. about time. Telco's would try to milk their copper lines for the next 100 years if someone didn't kick them in their slow ass.
     
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    Buy stock in fiber optics companies IMO
     
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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Damn right.. luckily my service is great, but there's so many people paying out the ass for shit service in this country.
     
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    What does this do to Satellite providers that lack the technology for those speeds yet?
     
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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I'm guessing they can no longer call themselves "broadband" or "high-speed", just internet.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I know some people that have to have it on ranches. Once you reach your daily download limit they cut you off. Horrible service, i wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    You have like gas gauge, when it dries up your done for the night.
     
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    That's some bullshit, especially in the 21st century.
     
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    We used to have it when I lived in a rural area, it's not that fast and that download limit is tiny, I used to be jealous of you and some of the others on SFN because you could post your gifs and pics and I was down to phone line speed every night. No way is it broadband.
     
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    dreaming of

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    The Guardian?
     
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    It's all about the ultimate 300 from Time Warner. I pay $200/month for TV/Phone/Internet and I have basically every paid channel you can get except playboy.

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    WOW, the FCC forces the broadband definition to Japan in 2005. Fuck us all.
     
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