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ISPs improve delivery of the Internet speeds you pay for

2012-07-19 08:46 by
Tags: ISP, FCC

 

A new FCC report shows that broadband providers deliver to homes the Internet connection speeds they advertise. The report will be released today and it shows that participating ISPs were delivering 96% of advertised download speeds during peak periods, up from 87% in March 2011.

Broadband providers using fiber technology provided the highest average download speed during peak hours as a percentage of advertising at 117%, while those using DSL provided only 84% of the download speed they promised customers.

The improved broadband performance "is good news for consumers and the economy, but we need to keep pushing for faster broadband speeds and greater capacity," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "Bandwidth abundance is essential to driving innovation and unleashing the benefits of broadband, including increased education, health care and job-creation opportunities."

The report doesn't cover all broadband consumers. The FCC tracked 13 Internet Service Providers that account for more than 80% of the residential broadband market.

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