Speedier broadband standards? FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

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  1. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Interesting article.

    https://arstechnica.com/information...tandards-pais-fcc-says-25mbps-is-fast-enough/
     
  2. 400 macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, keeping the spread sheet happy?
    Cant remember being that slow. I know people in the UK have an issue getting better than 2 or 3 but that is the Telco not policy.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To be fair, 25 Mbps is pretty fast in most of the world. You can't really compare to some small country with less population than a large city in the US...
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    25 mbps should be the bare minimum. Not "fast enough".
     
  5. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    I live in a small Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic and on Friday my cable operator will increase my internet from 200Mbps to 1Gbps.
     
  6. vkd, Aug 15, 2018
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    I'm in Rio de Janeiro with 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. I've had it about 3 years now. The plans they sell today are either 35, 60, 120 or 240 Mbps. I don't feel any need to change plans, my wife and I are happy with 10 Mbps home Wifi. One thing is, with a higher value you pay a higher price, but for what real benefit? If it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
  7. 907 Suspended

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    video streaming works fine at lower speeds than that, I don't see the need for it. Maybe something will change to where a need will become obvious, but it seems like the pace of change has dropped a lot over the last few years as technology has matured.
     
  8. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    not at 4k it doesn't.

    and downloading a ps4 game is a chore at low speeds and a blink of an eye at faster speeds.
     
  9. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    Up until this month I've been limited to 10mb snail slow fibre with Sky broadband, but I've just got a new fibre cable put in so I can now get 1Gb for £50 a month.

    I went for their lower end 150Mb for £27/m. It's fine for now I guess ;)
     

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