The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has voted to change the definition of broadband Internet connection by raising the download and upload speeds. In the past, if you were able to download from the Internet at 4Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload at 1Mbps. However, under the new definition, companies that call their Internet service “broadband” must be able to provide 25Mbps download speeds and 3Mbps upload speeds. This change in definition also changes the percent of Americans that don’t have “broadband” Internet connections, which might have been the overall purpose as the FCC considers other new regulations and laws for the Internet.
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