The FCC Has Redefined What Broadband Is

After many years of discussion not to mention lobbying, the FCC has decided 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up no longer constitutes a broadband connection. The new standard for broadband is 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up.

Alas, my pokey AT&T Wireline Internet Connection is now officially not broadband.

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Apparently my half gig Xfinity service is no longer broadband, since upload speed is only 12 Mbps.

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And I’m sure they will drop (NOT) their prices to reflect the change :smirk:

OK, this is just annoying:

AT&T, apparently offers 100/100 symmetrical wireline Internet in some locations for $30/month. In my area, the best they say they can do is 25/5 though I get more like 30/10 using my own router.

Fine the infrastructure can’t support 100/100 but they’re charging me $56/month and only offered that after I complained about $88/month.

Fiber has been rolling out in my area so comcast actually stepped up and increased speeds across the board to stop customer bleed. I got the upgrade despite not having fiber available at my address. :sweat_smile: