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FCC Study Finds Broadband Speeds Lagging

The latest report from the Federal Communications Commission highlighted an increase in broadband adoption, particularly in fiber connections, but overall, speeds continue to lag behind the goal the agency set in its national broadband plan.

In the meantime, the FCC has released the agenda for its September meeting, and opted not to include a controversial proposal to reclassify broadband in an effort to clarify its regulatory authority over the sector. Datamation takes a look.


A new report assessing the broadband landscape has found that more than half of U.S. households don't meet the Federal Communications Commission's goal for universal service speeds laid out in its national broadband plan.

The FCC reported that of the 71 million connections it evaluated, just 44 percent met the agency's speed goal of 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps up.

Read the full story at Datamation:
FCC Report Finds Subpar Broadband Speeds