Carrier Speed Improvements Highlighted In FCC Broadband Report
The FCC says its third Measuring Broadband America report, released this morning, reveals “most broadband providers continue to improve service performance by delivering actual speeds that meet – or exceed – advertised speeds during the past year.” Three key findings: most broadband providers continue to closely meet or exceed the speeds they advertise, largely driven by improvements in network performance and not downward adjustments to the speed tiers offered; broadband consumers continue to migrate to faster speed tiers and are receiving faster speeds than ever before, with the average speed tier increasing from 14.3 Mbps to 15.6 Mbps; and satellite broadband technology has improved to such a point that, during peak periods, 90 percent of satellite consumers received 140 percent or better of the 12 Mbps advertised speed.

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Supply Chain: Fiber Demand Skyrockets in Age of COVID

Broadband and cable operator are running into supply chain problems as they embark on construction—particularly for fiber.

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