Tuesday August 02, 2011

Broadband Services Approach Advertised Speeds

A new government survey says that the nation's major broadband providers are actually delivering close to their advertised speeds. Are you getting the broadband speed you pay for?

New government data find that the nation's major broadband providers deliver Internet connections that are generally 80 percent to 90 percent of maximum advertised speeds. The data were released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission. They show that the three most popular wired broadband technologies in the U.S. آ— DSL, cable modems and fiber-optic connections آ— all do a good job of delivering speeds promised to consumers, even during peak usage periods.

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