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FCC Says Average Cable Internet Customer Gets Half Advertised Speed
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 23 August 2010 17:32

From Daily Tech

Broadband providers like Comcast advertise high connection speeds, but their actual speeds far fall short -- typically coming in at about half the advertised speed. 
Apparently there's little truth in advertising when it comes to broadband

As more and more Americans use the internet daily, a wildly varying set of usage patterns arises.  Thus the Federal Communications Commission's latest broadband report [PDF], released this week, may be infuriating to some citizens while others may shrug and go on with their days.

According to the report, U.S. broadband customers in 2009 received approximately half the speed they paid for.  The report says that broadband service providers on average advertised median download speed of 8Mb/sec, with the median advertised download speed falling at 7Mb/sec.  They actually delivered an average speed of 3Mb/sec and a median speed of 4Mb/sec.


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