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The FCC may finally admit that 4Mbps doesn’t count as ‘broadband’ anymore


When companies like Comcast talk about all of the intense “competition” they face in the broadband market, chances are they’re talking either about competition from mobile carriers that have capped data plans or from 5Mbps DSL services that are no longer adequate to meet our needs in the age of Netflix streaming. However, The Washington Post reports that the Federal Communications Commission is finally looking into changing its antiquated definition of broadband, which now stands at any Internet service that delivers download speeds of 4Mbps or higher. Apparently the FCC is planning to solicit public comments soon about whether the baseline for what constitutes broadband should be raised anywhere from 10Mbps up to 25Mbps. The commission will also apparently ask “whether

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