#WSJ — How The #FCC Lets Your #ISP Paint A Rosy Picture Of Internet Speeds; #NetNeutrality #BunchOfCrooks

New York (The Verge) — ISPs flex their influence on FCC’s speed checks, WSJ report says theverge.com/2019/12/13/210….

The FCC launched a program called Measuring Broadband America. It’s a yearly review of the speeds providers advertise as available to consumers. The agency compares those speeds to the reality on the ground through its own tests.

According to the WSJ, companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast have worked to influence the reports and have used a variety of tactics over the years to boost their numbers. In doing so, the FCC’s reporting system could be showing connection speeds that are far faster than what customers actually get.

Toward the tail end of the Obama administration, the FCC launched a program called Measuring Broadband America. It’s a yearly review of the speeds providers advertise as available to consumers. The agency compares those speeds to the reality on the ground through its own tests. Its purpose is to ensure that in-home internet service providers follow through on the speeds that they promise to consumers. Makena Kelly/@verge

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