Ajit Pai declares 3Mbps uploads are still good enough for you

Ajit Pai declares 3Mbps uploads are still good enough for you


Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge

Former FCC chairman Ajit Pai has left the building, but not without giving the telecom industry one last pat on the back: in his final Annual Broadband Report, he decided that 3Mbps upload speeds and 25Mbps download speeds are still more than good enough for Americans (via Ars Technica).

“We find that the current speed benchmark of 25/3 Mbps remains an appropriate measure by which to assess whether a fixed service is providing advanced telecommunications capability,” the report reads.

How come? Because the FCC feels that’s as much as it’s required to do by law: “We conclude that fixed services with speeds of 25/3 Mbps continue to meet the statutory definition of advanced telecommunications capability; that is, such services ‘enable[]…

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