Latest National Broadband Data From FCC Finds Median U.S. Internet Speed of 60 Mbps

Telecompetitor has the story

The median U.S. internet speed was 60 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream as of December 31, 2017, according to a report released this month from the FCC. More than two-thirds of internet customers (69%) subscribe to service at speeds of at least 25 Mbps, including 37.5% who subscribe to service at speeds of at least 100 Mbps, the commission said.

The December 2017 data apparently was the most recent available when the FCC did its analysis, which is summarized in the report titled “Internet Access Services: Status as of December 31, 2017.” The data is obtained from FCC Form 477 data.

Median U.S. Internet Speed

The percentage of customers taking higher speed service has been steadily increasing in recent years. As of December 2014, only 44% of customers subscribed to service at speeds of at least 25 Mbps, of which only 9.5% subscribed to service at speeds of 100 Mbps or higher.

Conversely, the percentage of customers taking the lowest speed services has been decreasing. As of December 2017, only 2.8% of internet customers subscribed to service providing speeds of less than 3 Mbps, down from 7.9% in December 2014.

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How is your speed?  My download is about the median of 60Mbps, with a 10Mbps upload speed.  I am paying for 250 Mbps down and only getting 60 Mbps, with some occasional 150-175 Mbps sprints.  When I was buying 1Gig down, the median was about 440Mbps. It is rare to get what you pay for when the contract reads “up to 250Mbps” never stating a specific benchmark to measure against.

 

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