Broadband services approach advertised speeds

Aug 02, 2011 By JOELLE TESSLER , AP Technology Writer

(AP) -- New government data find that the nation's major broadband providers deliver Internet connections that are generally 80 percent to 90 percent of maximum advertised speeds.

The data were released Tuesday by the . They show that the three most popular wired broadband technologies in the U.S. - DSL, cable modems and fiber-optic connections - all do a good job of delivering speeds promised to consumers, even during peak usage periods.

The findings are based on an FCC study of residential Internet service offered by 13 of the largest in the U.S., including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. The study measured Internet speeds delivered to thousands of subscribers in March.

The study didn't look into speeds provided by wireless services.

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toyo
not rated yet Aug 02, 2011
I suggest a study of wireless speeds would be a much more costly, time consuming and just plain difficult task...
knikiy
5 / 5 (3) Aug 02, 2011
so I should only be paying like 80 or 90 percent of my bill each month?