FCC Boosts Rural Broadband Speed Requirements to 10 Mbps

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By Todd R. Weiss

Broadband providers that want to get funding through the Connect America program to help bring services to more rural users must now agree to provide download speeds of at least 10 Mbps.

The Federal Communications Commission has raised minimum download speeds to 10 Mbps for any broadband companies that want to get funds from the government's 4-year-old Connect America program to install and maintain broadband services in rural parts of the United States.

See more at: http://www.eweek.com/networking/fcc-boosts-rural-broadband-speed-requirements-to-10-mbps.html