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The Mobile Broadband Could Get Standard Speeds After This FCC Decision


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking to determine the internet connectivity rate given to Americans nationwide. The FCC, according to its latest inquiry, seems to have determined that 10 Mbps and 1 Mbps for download speed should be the standard speeds.

Broadband from the beginning

This term was used to classify internet access which was always-on, which is faster than using a dial-up modem. In a survey done by the FCC back in 2010, the basic broadband access has 4Mbps download speed and 1Mbps upload speed. In 2015, the speed increased very much with 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.

Mobile devices

Our smartphones are different. The mobile internet speed is determined by how close the smartphone is from any cellular tower. The easiest way to explain it is to compare mobile internet with the wireless internet at home. Better speed on your device when it is closer to the network’s router. This does not mean that the device will always have the theoretical maximum speed. It will always differ depending on proximity.

The FCC wants to change the standards

Because there is a difference between theoretical speed and actual speed, the FCC is trying to determine a benchmark for mobile broadband. This also determines how fast the internet hardware is arriving in rural areas.

The FCC asked the public if 10 Mbps is appropriate enough or should Americans need more or less for telecommunication capability. In 2015 mobile internet users receive downloading speed with a range starting from 8 Mbps up to 15 Mbps.


The Federal Communications Commission believes that both mobile internet and land-based is needed. Also, the commission believes in providing Americans with the best and quickest internet. Online people can voice their opinion regarding the FCC’s proposal.