Wednesday October 01, 2014

Global And US Internet Speeds Increasing

Although it may not seem like it, the latest report from Akamai says internet speeds are increasing almost everywhere in the US.

Major ISPs, such as AT&T and Verizon, are pleading with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to boost its definition of broadband to 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) from its current benchmark of 4Mbps. Ironically, Akamai's latest report on The State of the Internet for the 2nd quarter of 2014, says "a total of 39 states saw 4K readiness rate more than double over the past year." That is to say, these states saw a major increase in the availability of the 15Mpbs speed needed for 4K video.