FCC Study Shows 68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 13 December 2010 16:50

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A recent study by the FCC found that 68% of the United States' internet connections that are advertised as  broadband do not meet the requirements for an internet service to be called Broadband. The requirements, just so you know, are 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up. This means that 90 million people are paying for something they're not getting. The study also shows that for connections between 200kpbs and 3Mbps, mobile wireless data has the greatest market share at 39.24% of the market , while cable modems hold 32.4% of the market and ADSL connections hold 23.3% of the market. Above 3Mbps, cable modems hold 70% of the market. If you're curious about what your ISP is giving you, head over to speedtest.net to find out.