ISPs Angry After FCC Raises Requirement For Broadband Speed
In a move to increase competition, the Federal Communications Commission upped the speed necessary for an Internet service to be considered broadband.By Ben Lawson | January 29, 2015
In a move meant to push a notoriously noncompetitive industry forward, the FCC has changed the definition of broadband to meet a higher standard.
The FCC says broadband now refers to speeds up to 25 megabits per second for downloads and 4 megabits for uploads. It's a big increase from the previous standard of 4 megabits per second for downloads and 1 megabit for uploads.
Now, this doesn't necessarily mean your Internet speeds are going to jump dramatically. It just means Internet service providers can't call a service "broadband" unless it meets those standards.