3Mbps uploads still fast enough for US homes, Ajit Pai says in final report: Author – Jon Brodkin

Ars Technica

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wearing a mask at a Senate hearing.

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says goodbye to members of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee afters testifying during a hearing on June 16, 2020, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla)

In one of his last acts as Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai decided to stick with the FCC’s 6-year-old broadband standard of 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload speeds.

The decision was announced yesterday in the FCC’s annual broadband-deployment report, released one day before Pai’s departure from the FCC. As in all previous years of Pai’s chairmanship, the report concludes that the telecom industry is doing enough to extend broadband access to all Americans—despite FCC Democrats saying the facts don’t support that conclusion.

Pai’s report said:

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