The Results Are In…
As a part of last week’s newsletter we discussed the FCC’s testing results that reported roughly 10% of Americans are denied adequate internet speeds. According to the FCC, the adequate internet speeds are 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. We encouraged our readers to test their bandwidth speed using the PC Pitstop Internet Speed Test and then share their results in a brief survey. After 930 responses, the largest percentage of participants, 25.48% reported bandwidth speeds of greater than 25 Mbps. The second largest group of 24.62% reported speeds between 1-5 Mbps. With these results, which include a significant lower population than that of the FCC’s testing, we still found that just under 75% of the participants do not have internet speeds deemed adequate by the FCC. Some readers believe that speeds lower than 25 Mbps for downloading, and 3 Mbps for uploading are still fast enough to meet their internet needs, while others verbalized that they are not able to obtain faster bandwidth speeds due to rural locations; which is precisely what the FCC was referring to when discussing the “persistent urban-rural divide” as reported by Digital Trends.
To view the most up-to-date survey results, click here.
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