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FCC seeks broadband speeds with wow factor; telecom firms say, 'Whoa'
FCC seeks broadband speeds with wow factor; telecom firms say, 'Whoa'

Broadband Internet in this country just got a whole lot faster. Actually the definition of broadband Internet just got faster — and the cable and phone industries are none too pleased about it. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to change the standard for U.S. broadband to a download speed of 25 megabits a second, more than six times zippier than the old standard of 4 megabits. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in calling for the change this month, said raising America's broadband bar is "table stakes" for playing in a 21st century global digital economy. The U.S. currently ranks 14th worldwide for broadband speed, according to the networking company...

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