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So I will guess with this definition, you could stream 3 games, 4 with some freezing? I dont even get half that.







Federal definition of high speed internet

The FCC defines high-speed broadband as download speeds of up to 25 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 3 megabits per second (25/3 Mbps). ... The reason the definition matters is because the federal government has a goal to ensure that affordable, high-speed broadband is available to all.
 
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Different sources, different definitions of broadband. And different realities, it seems.
 
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So I will guess with this definition, you could stream 3 games, 4 with some freezing? I dont even get half that.







Federal definition of high speed internet

The FCC defines high-speed broadband as download speeds of up to 25 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 3 megabits per second (25/3 Mbps). ... The reason the definition matters is because the federal government has a goal to ensure that affordable, high-speed broadband is available to all.
Yeah, if you have a download speed of exactly 25 Mbps, you could probably handle 3 simultaneous live streams in 1080p HD.

But I'd say there are very few addresses in this country that can obtain wired 25/3 service (i.e. the FCC-defined minimum for broadband) but which can't optionally get substantially faster service too, either from that same operator or a competitor. Cable is the most common type of internet service provider. Are there any cable operators that don't offer a top download speed of *at least* 200 Mbps across their entire footprint? That's actually the slowest speed tier that Charter even sells now, while Comcast starts at 50 Mbps. Both typically offer a top speed of 1 Gbps.

I do realize that there are places where the only wired internet option is slow DSL. No cable, no fiber, no VDSL (i.e. DSL where fiber runs to your neighborhood and only uses slow telephone wires from that point the rest of the way to the address). But I don't think those addresses would qualify to be counted as "broadband available" because I'm pretty sure regular DSL (non-VDSL) service can't hit speeds as high as 25 Mbps.

There may be a few odd addresses scattered around the nation where cable isn't available and the only wired internet provider is VDSL (from AT&T, Frontier, CenturyLink, etc.), in which case the top speed available could be only around 25 Mbps (or maybe as high as 100 Mbps, depending on how close the address is to the fiber terminal node). But I just don't think there are many such addresses. Generally speaking, telcos only upgraded neighborhoods from DSL to VSDL in order to offer speeds that would be more competitive with cable, which they started falling behind in the early '00s. I don't think they did very much VDSL in areas that weren't already wired for cable.
 
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I had 3Mbps DSL for like 10 years I loved it it was reliable never had an outage . With all devices hard wired ethernet I was able to netflix on 3 devices no issues .

DirecTV on-demand would take like 30 min to download but it still worked . I miss how reliable it was no matter what time of day weather etc.


I agree DSL is too "slow" for the modern 4K era ..

But some have unreliable broadband I had like 5 outages last week and at work we have constant muli day outages from the docsis company.. its horific ...

Wish more areas had FTTH . A lot of areas were skipped ...

So the FCC map may say my residence and place of work have "fast" broadband but that doesn't mean its reliable.. or works ...

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I agree DSL is too "slow" for the modern 4K era ..

My DSL is 45 Mbps, just fine for 4K unless I was wanting to do multiple 4K streams at once.

I have fiber available in the area now, just haven't got around to ordering it since I will need a custom install with an outside termination (they are stupid like AT&T and want to run it inside, which I can't do because I have a finished basement)
 
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Correction the DSL 3Mbps or even 7.1 Mbps is too "slow" . I forgot some areas have DSL faster than 7.1

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I had 3Mbps DSL for like 10 years I loved it it was reliable never had an outage . With all devices hard wired ethernet I was able to netflix on 3 devices no issues .

DirecTV on-demand would take like 30 min to download but it still worked . I miss how reliable it was no matter what time of day weather etc.


I agree DSL is too "slow" for the modern 4K era ..

But some have unreliable broadband I had like 5 outages last week and at work we have constant muli day outages from the docsis company.. its horific ...

Wish more areas had FTTH . A lot of areas were skipped ...

So the FCC map may say my residence and place of work have "fast" broadband but that doesn't mean its reliable.. or works ...

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FTTH is very unreliable for a lot of people as well Verizon Frontier and others are a fiber horror show in some markets
 
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Sigh, here we go again with the Pollyanna outlook on broadband coverage in the US. I really wish people would take the time and do some research before posting.

Microsoft: FCC's broadband coverage maps are way off

Screenshot 2021 10 16 Microsoft FCCs broadband coverage maps are way off


A subsequently updated FCC broadband coverage map. Notice all the white areas?
Screenshot 2021 10 16 Government launches National Broadband Map see what areas in Central N


If you think wireless is the answer: Blue shows all the dead zones.
Screenshot 2021 10 16 How skeptics called Big Telecoms bluff on broadband coverage maps State
 
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Sigh, here we go again with the Pollyanna outlook on broadband coverage in the US. I really wish people would take the time and do some research before posting.

Microsoft: FCC's broadband coverage maps are way off

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A subsequently updated FCC broadband coverage map. Notice all the white areas?
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If you think wireless is the answer: Blue shows all the dead zones.
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That’s pretty good for cell coverage and further affirms the point that it’s a very small
Minority of the population doesn’t have access
 
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As far as who can get Broadband in the US and be able to receive NFLST via streaming, the NFL does not care, they want their guaranteed money, it is up to Amazon ( likely programming carrier) to sell it.

And in a year and a half, when Sunday Ticket goes streaming, broadband coverage will be a lot better, Star Link will be fully nationwide by then.
 
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They dropped from $500 up front? Or you’re projecting?
 
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All they need is one amazon fire stick per tv with a very fast internet connection...amazon will handle the rest
per tv will also need an good wifi setup with full covage or e-net runs to each tv.

And 3-5 tv showing the same feed is better off with an switcher
 
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Won’t it be the same as the ufc. Residential customers have to go through espn+, and Directv commercial accounts will still have access through directv? There’s no way I can see the nfl telling bars and casinos across the country, many in nearly desolate areas, that barely have a rotting pots line on the pole, that the only way Sunday ticket continues for them is through a 1 gig fiber connection.
a few years ago this one native american casino (with hotel) had very good free wifi in an area where only 1-2 cell networks had good high speed coverage

But it can very alot and some shity cable co's may not have the bandwith for an lot of bars on the same node + home users to may use of it.
 

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