FCC Issues Web Speed Report Card

The FCC's report "Measuring Broadband America" presents the results of a nationwide performance study of residential wireline broadband service in the United States. The study examined service offerings from 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers using a...

The FCC's report "Measuring Broadband America" presents the results of a nationwide performance study of residential wireline broadband service in the United States. The study examined service offerings from 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers using automated, direct measurements of broadband performance delivered to the homes of thousands of volunteers during March 2011.

Among other findings, the study indicated that on average, during peak periods, DSL-based services delivered download speeds that were 82% of advertised speeds, cable-based services delivered 93% of advertised speeds, and FTTH services delivered 114% of advertised speeds.

The full report is available online at http://www.fcc.gov/measuring-broadband-america#read.
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