U.S. Broadband, as Good as Advertised?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Are you used to seeing things advertised as being better than they actually are? Sure, that’s the case for many things. It’s also sometimes the case for broadband providers. However, it looks like things are getting better.

According to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission named “Measuring Broadband America,” broadband speeds as advertised by providers are more exact than they were around just two years ago. The commission used measuring techniques during peak consumer periods to get its results.

In the study, the FCC compared the advertised broadband speeds from top providers such as AT&T, Cox, Comcast, Verizon, and more to the actual speeds experienced by users.

Commenting on the matter in the report, the FCC stated, “This Report and the accompanying data sets provide a useful foundation for a more comprehensive and ongoing assessment of broadband speeds and reliability, and are a key step in our continuing effort to improve the availability of information regarding broadband performance in the U.S.”

Despite the improvement, the agency says it will continue focus on broadband speeds.

To view the report by the FCC, visit: http://www.fcc.gov/measuring-broadband-america