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FCC to determine what "high speed" internet is!  

 

Alana33
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January 8, 2015 1:31 pm  

According to a HLN news report this morning the FCC will be determining or defining speed that should be considered "high speed" by internet companies. FCC thinks it should be 25mb. 5mb
is what's needed to stream basic HD movies. AT&T and Verision are against this and consider 4mb to be adequate for customers.


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Pdmargie
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January 8, 2015 2:03 pm  

On a side note,....I have "unlimited" data on my iPhone. Grandfathered in from way back. It is only unlimited until I hit 10Gb/month, then the speed is throttled back as to be unusable. What a rip off!!!


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vicanuck
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January 8, 2015 2:56 pm  

I can only imagine what 25 mb would be like! But, I can see in the near future that 25 mb will be the bare necessity because most communication and entertainment services will be delivered via fiber optic lines this way rather than the old coaxial cable and copper wire systems of yesteryear. The minute I can switch from Innovative's copper business line to VoIP, I'm gone.


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Scubadoo
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January 9, 2015 1:47 am  

If nothing else at least there will be a standard benchmark for what high speed is so that one can expect the same minimum for "high speed" service regardless of which company is the provider.


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sloop jones
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January 9, 2015 11:47 am  

i get 16 down/4up, from STJ thru Miami gateway.
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