FCC Ups High Speed Requirements

The FCC has raised the bar for internet service to be labeled “broadband” for the first time since 2015. Now, a minimum of 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds are required. This shift aims to address gaps in online infrastructure, particularly in rural and Tribal areas where broadband deployment lags. The FCC’s long-term goal is 1 Gbps down / 500 Mbps up, emphasizing the need for improved connectivity nationwide. While ISPs may resist, the FCC’s move aims to ensure customers receive truly high-speed broadband.