The FCC may consider a stricter definition of broadband in the Netflix age

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  1. ronjor

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    That´s just ridiculous, 4 Mbps is NOT broadband. I think 20 Mbps is fair enough. :)
     
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    What I fail to understand, considering the FCC apparently has a technical definition of high-speed, is why my local telco is allowed to advertise their DSL service (via junk email, junk snail mail, and on their web site) using terms such as "high-speed internet" and "pure broadband" when the highest download speed they have to offer in my area is 1.5Mbps.
     
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    If anyone's interested, BSNL (India's largest ISP) still advertises 256 kBit (yes, kbit) as broadband...other ISPs here are either on par or a little better. Sigh!
     
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