Online Learning Update

January 30, 2016

GOP senators want lower Internet speeds to qualify as “broadband“

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

A year after the Federal Communications Commission changed the definition of broadband Internet to include only faster speeds, Republicans in Congress are still mad about the decision. Using the new broadband minimum speed of 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload, the FCC’s annual review of deployment this month said that broadband isn’t being offered to about 34 million Americans. ISPs immediately criticized that assessment; yesterday their friends in Congress piled on.

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