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ar098
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So, recently the FCC changed the definition of broadband, making a 25 Mbps download speed a standard. This came just days after the VINGN closeout date. Are either one of these events going to have an impact on island speeds in the next couple of months?

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Topic starter Posted : February 6, 2015 2:06 am
Novanut
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I would hope so but don't think I'll be holding my breath.

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Posted : February 6, 2015 3:55 pm
CruzanIron
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So, recently the FCC changed the definition of broadband, making a 25 Mbps download speed a standard. This came just days after the VINGN closeout date. Are either one of these events going to have an impact on island speeds in the next couple of months?

Nope. Still waiting for BBVI to bump up the speed for the $50 a month package.

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Posted : February 7, 2015 12:12 am
soccerrprp
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@CruzenIron: What speeds do you get for $50? Are the services reliable and what provider do you use? Others?

Thanks.

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Posted : February 14, 2015 12:39 pm
rotorhead
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This is what I get for $100 per month.

The reliability has been excellent with Broadband VI however with this new 25Mbps standard I guess BBVI is now LowBandwidth VI.

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Posted : February 14, 2015 7:54 pm
CruzanIron
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@CruzenIron: What speeds do you get for $50? Are the services reliable and what provider do you use? Others?

Thanks.

2 Mb/s with BBVI. Very reliable wireless.

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Posted : February 14, 2015 8:49 pm
Alana33
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Here's an article that may interest some:

Is FCC about to save the internet?

http://www.care2.com/causes/is-the-fcc-about-to-save-the-internet.html

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Posted : February 15, 2015 1:36 pm
soccerrprp
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I think it's insane that these companies succeeded in "de" classifying themselves as a "telecommunications" service in the first place.

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Posted : February 15, 2015 1:48 pm
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