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FCC adopts new broadband classifications

June 16, 2008 Leave a comment

The new system was proposed a while back, but the American Federal Communications Commission has now adopted its new definitions of Broadband speeds. Anything under 768 Kbps is now refered to as First Generation data, with Basic Broadband covering 768 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps, and several band above this.

This is just what the UK needs, so ISP’s can be brought to task for offering connections that perform at less than promised levels. Is there much chance of this happening?

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FCC redefines broadband

March 21, 2008 1 comment

The American Federal Communications Commission is in the process of redefining what it considers to be ‘broadband’ speeds, to aid tracking the availability of internet access across the USA. Data rates are to be divide into five categories:

  1. 200Kbps to 768Kbps – first generation data
  2. 768Kbps to 1.5Mbps – basic broadband
  3. 1.5Mbps to 3Mbps
  4. 3Mbps to 6Mbps
  5. 6Mbps and above

The first of these categories is the interesting one, as anything under 768Kbps will no longer be classed as broadband. Would this mean someone paying for a 2Mbit ADSL connection but getting less than 768Kbit would not be getting what they paid for? I can only hope we get some similar classification in the UK, even if current 50Mbit trials would make the categories already redundant.

Read the full story at Cnet news.com 

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