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FCC looks again to raise broadband speed standards

2023-07-26 19:04 by


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering adjusting the US broadband standards, which could have a huge impact on internet policies.

The current definition of "high-speed" internet is a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 3 Mbps. However, FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed a new minimum standard of 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds.

Rosenworcel said on July 25 that she shared with her fellow FCC commissioners an updated notice of inquiry (NOI) "that would kick off the agency's evaluation of the state of broadband across the country," an exercise that the FCC periodically performs as required by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act.

The NOI, the chairwoman's statement says, "discusses a range of evidence supporting" the proposed high broadband speed standard, "including the requirements for new networks funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law."

"In today's world, everyone needs access to affordable, high-speed Internet, no exceptions," Rosenworcel said in the announcement today. "It's time to connect everyone, everywhere. Anything short of 100 percent is just not good enough."

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