United States upgraded internet speed

The Federal Communications Commission increased broadband speeds to 100Mbps download and 20Mbps upload

The United States Federal Communications Commission updated the broadband speed in the country, with 100Mbps download and 20Mbps upload.

The agency adopted higher speeds that replace the previous parameters of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload, as a result of “its annual evaluation of how advanced telecommunications capabilities are being implemented in the country.”

The FCC issued the corresponding report, pursuant to section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, referring to the increase in upload and download speeds, which “represents a four-fold increase in speeds with respect to the 25/3 Mbps benchmark established by the Commission in 2015.”

The decision was made to conform to “standards now used in multiple federal and state programs (such as the NTIA BEAD program and multiple USF programs), consumer usage patterns, and what is actually available and marketed by Internet service providers.”

It seems that progress has not yet reached rural areas, tribal lands and other hard-to-reach places. According to the FCC report, “as of December 2022, fixed terrestrial broadband service (excluding satellite) has not been physically deployed to approximately 24 million Americans, including nearly 28 % of those living in areas rural and more than 23% of people living on tribal lands.”

Regarding 5G-NR mobile coverage, it was indicated that it has not been physically implemented at minimum speeds of 35/3 Mbps for 9 % of the general population, 36 % of rural communities and more than 20 % of people living on tribal lands.


Source: produ.com

(Reference image source: Thomas Jensen on Unsplash)

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