10% of US population still without broadband access - FCC

Friday 29 January 2016 | 09:15 CET | News
Broadband is not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion, according to the FCC's 2016 Broadband Progress Report. The FCC said that although the country has made significant progress in broadband deployment, 34 million people (10% of the population) still lack access to broadband, defined as 25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads. This shows an improvement on last year, when 55 million people (17% of the population) did not have access to 25/3 Mbps service. Industry association USTelecom has vehemently contested the conclusions of the report. Although the report does

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Companies: CTIA / FCC / USTelecom
Countries: United States
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