Broadband providers delivering advertised speeds, says FCC2011-08-03 09:27 by Daniela
Tags: FCC, Verizon, Comcast
A report released on Tuesday by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveals that Internet service providers actually met - and sometimes exceeded - the speeds they advertised. In the study, the FCC measured the speed and performance of broadband services delivered to the home. First proposed in the FCC's National Broadband Plan, the report provides recommendations on how to provide greater clarity and competition to the U.S. broadband market. According to the report, during peak hours, DSL-based service providers deliver 82 percent of what's promised and cable providers 93 percent.
Verizon FIOS and Comcast cable were the two biggest winners from the study, as both delivered 100 percent or more of promised bandwidth speed. However, Cablevision fared the worst, delivering just half of its promised bandwidth speed during peak hours.
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