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Will The FCC Reclassify The Definition Of Broadband?

Posted January 26, 2015 by Webpass

Imagine you’re making a presentation to your CEO on 2015 revenue projections when the Internet buffers, you start sweating because you can’t navigate your presentation, and hundreds of people are staring at you. All you can think is why is this happening? It’s most likely because your broadband speed is 4 Mbps, which is the average download speed in the United States. In this day and age high-speed Internet has become a necessity for economic growth, consumer engagement and helping businesses stay competitive, which is why the FCC plans to reclassify the word broadband to 25 Mbps. This shift will force Internet service providers to change the way they’re doing business or their services will no longer be considered broadband. Luckily for Webpass, this won’t affect us since we currently offer speeds far beyond the standard but it’s definitely going to throw other providers a curveball. We’ll have to wait until next month to see what happens!

About Webpass, Inc.

Founded in San Francisco in 2003, Webpass is revolutionizing what customers can expect from their ISP. We are now part of Google Fiber thanks to our leading-edge approach. We pride ourselves on delivering simple Internet service designed around the needs of our customers. Unlike our competitors, we own and operate our Ethernet network, eliminating dependence on phone and cable companies. This successful formula has helped us quickly become one of the fastest Internet providers around. We offer business Internet connections from 10 - 1000 Mbps and residential Internet connections from 100 Mbps - 1 Gig. Webpass currently operates in the major urban markets of San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Denver. You can sign up for residential services, or contact our sales team for business service.