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[ NNSquad ] AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for "broadband, " 4Mbps is enough

AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for "broadband," 4Mbps is enough

(Ars): http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/att-and-verizon-say-10mbps-is-too-fast-for-broadband-4mbps-is-enough/

     "Given the pace at which the industry is investing in advanced
     capabilities, there is no present need to redefine 'advanced'
     capabilities," AT&T wrote in a filing made public Friday after
     the FCC's comment deadline (see FCC proceeding 14-126). "Consumer
     behavior strongly reinforces the conclusion that a 10Mbps service
     exceeds what many Americans need today to enable basic,
     high-quality transmissions," AT&T wrote later in its filing.
     Verizon made similar arguments.

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In a follow-up filing, both AT&T and Verizon suggested that most U.S.
citizens' health care needs could be fulfilled via Internet-enabled
remote faith healing "that functions just as well at 1Mps as 100Mps."

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