With the recent changes to net neutrality, operators and consumers were on edge wondering if the FCC would make changes to the current 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds that now define broadband standards. Some even feared that the broadband definition would be lowered to 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload, which in most instances, can accommodate basic Internet tasks, but in the age of explosive bandwidth consumption, the latter speed will likely provide dismal performance.
The FCC, headed by Chairman Ajit Pai, recently released its 2018 Broadband Deployment Report, and in the report, it is noted that the 25/3 speed remains intact. Below is an excerpt regarding the broadband definition available in the report’s fact sheet:
“The 25/3 speed benchmark is maintained. The draft report finds that the current speed benchmark of 5 Mbps/3 Mbps remains an appropriate measure by which to assess whether a fixed service provides advanced telecommunications capability.”