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FCC Redefines Broadband: Lack of Competition Now Obvious: Photo: FCCFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler quotes from Ver...

FCC Redefines Broadband: Lack of Competition Now Obvious: Photo: FCCFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler quotes from Ver...

Just last week, broadband Internet access in the United States was looking pretty good: 99 percent of Americans had access to broadband speeds [pdf] (even if they weren’t yet taking advantage of them). In addition, competition seemed if not fierce, at least existent: nearly 75 percent of consumers had at least two broadband providers to choose from. Now, neither statistic is true. Those numbers were always a bit misleading, because the bar for “broadband” speeds had been set pretty low. The word was a catch-all term, with no differentiating between a 4Mbps DSL connection and a 1Gbps dedicated fiber connection. For many consumers on the slow end of the spectrum, having a broadband Internet connection didn’t mean they could reliably stream HD video. Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the FCC to report annually on whether broadband “is being deployed t...

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