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The Podium

Wednesday, June 02

In the Dark on Speed

By Brad

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A report released yesterday by the FCC finds that in the U.S., four out of five broadband subscribers don’t know how fast their Internet connection is. From a post about the report at Broadband.gov:

Today, we’re releasing the results of a national survey that shows just how large the information gap is when it comes to broadband. According to this survey, fully 80 percent of Americans with broadband at home don’t know what speed they’re getting. This survey was done through a major firm and drew on a national sample of three thousand consumers.

Not noted in the Broadband.gov post, but cited in the report, is that 91% of the respondents to the survey were “at least somewhat satisfied” with the speed of their service, with 50% stating they were very satisfied.