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Maybe Americans don't need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests
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Americans might not need a fast home Internet connection, the Federal Communications Commission suggests in a new document. Instead, mobile Internet via a smartphone might be all people need.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tech...-suggests/

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But the FCC’s anti-consumer agenda doesn’t end at net neutrality. In recent days, the commission has considered redefining “high-speed” broadband at a lower speed — 10Mbps, to be specific, down from the 25Mbps it’s currently at. Doing so would overnight make the US’s internet market look a lot better.

Right now, 80% of Americans have only one option for high-speed broadband at home, assuming they have any choice at all. That’s because for most people, the only high-speed option is the cable network, and as you well know, most people don’t have a choice of cable provider.
But alongside the cable line running into your house, there’s also normally a copper telephone line. It’s possible to get ADSL internet speeds of up to 10Mbps over a phone line, which means that if you redefine “high-speed” as 10Mbps, many more Americans will overnight get a second option for high-speed internet.

Expect President Trump to crow about how more Americans than ever before have access to high-speed internet in the coming days.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/fcc-actively-...01198.html
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