CivSource — MAYORS PUSH FOR BROADBAND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Mayors from 35 cities have sent a letter to the FCC demanding standardized broadband performance standards following a GAO investigation that highlighted significant discrepancies in broadband performance.

According to the GAO report, consumers have a variety of options to get bits and pieces of information about their broadband performance. Speed testing and ISP information are currently available, but there is no single place to find baseline data about networks. The report also notes that the FCC itself has taken steps to provide more information but is still lacking when it comes to establishing clear cut and comparable performance metrics among broadband networks…

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