[LINK] US FCC changes broadband definition

Frank O'Connor francisoconnor3 at bigpond.com
Fri Jan 30 09:23:43 AEDT 2015

See: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/29/7932653/fcc-changed-definition-broadband-25mbps

Minimum for 'broadband' as accepted by the Federal Communications Commission is now 25Mbs download and 3Mbs upload. And that lags the current European definitions. And that is for the CURRENT US definition. God knows what 'broadband' will be in 10 years time ... but we won't be getting it in Australia, so i don't suppose it matters.

That, to put it mildly, makes the NBN estimates (only 15Mbs needed in 10 years time) and the MTM network look a tad debatable as a worthy project for network requirements in 10 years time.

But what the heck ... it's still 'World's Best Practice'.

I just wish they'd abandon it and wait for a government with a more realistic view of network requirements to do it properly in the future, because at the moment, the scaled down NBN project has all the hallmarks of the most massive waste of public monies in the last 50 years. Only an idiot would buy shares in this turkey, and I'm guessing the government will have to really scale down what it can redeem from its effort when it privatises same.

Just my 2 cents worth ...

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