The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the midst of adjusting the baseline Internet broadband limit to 25 Mbps from the old 4 Mbps. Sweet deal for consumers, right? Not so fast claim six U.S. Congressmen.
“Looking at the market for broadband applications, we are aware of few applications that require download speeds of 25 Mbps,” the Senators wrote. “Netflix, for example, recommends a download speed of 5 Mbps to receive high-definition streaming video, and Amazon recommends a speed of 3.5 Mbps.” The letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was signed by Republican Sens. Steve Daines (Montana), Roger Wicker (Mississippi), Roy Blunt (Missouri), Deb Fischer (Nebraska), Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) and Cory Gardner (Colorado).
I have a feeling this protest has something to do with lining someone’s pockets. Just a feeling. Where do you stand knowing that this minimum will probably raise our Internet costs by the ISPs?