It seems the FCC is on a bit of a roll lately! Today they have reclassified the definition of "Broadband" internet access to service that is 25mbps or faster downstream. A significant raise from the previous definition of broadband at 4mbps. This will force a lot of service providers to increase their minimum speeds in order to continue referring to themselves as broadband providers. From the FCC:
That is a seriously impressive take from an agency that has been charitably called "innovation-averse" in the past. My question now is how strict are they going to be with ISPs that ADVERTISE speeds of 25mbps and then refuse to / are unable to deliver speeds like that.
I'm still holding out for Google Fiber to show up where I live eventually.