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FCC Examines the Possibility of Raising the Minimum Speed Standard for Broadband

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is conducting an inquiry to enhance the quality of broadband services nationwide. The Commission aims to raise the fixed broadband speed benchmark to 100 Mbps for download and 20 Mbps for upload, citing the growing demand for internet access, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed increases are viewed as crucial for improving internet access in low-income and rural areas. This initiative aligns with the FCC's ongoing efforts under section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, addressing issues related to universal broadband access.

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