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Broadband now means 100Mbps download, 20Mbps upload

According to the US Federal Communications Commission, the new definition (benchmark) for fixed broadband is now pegged at a minimum 100Mbps download and 25Mbps upload. This used to be set at 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up since 2015 (or about 9 years ago).

This new benchmark may soon be adopted by our own NTC and telcos may no longer use the term broadband if their advertised subscription plan falls short of the 100Mbps mark (i.e. a basic 50Mbps plan may not be referred to as broadband). Of course, nothing is set in stone.

Do remember that the last time the NTC set a minimum broadband speed was for mobile in 2016 (Read: “NTC sets 256kbps as the minimum mobile broadband speed 14“) and that was almost 8 years ago.

In our comparison article last year, some ISP broadband plans at still set at 30Mbps and 75Mbps 35. We’ll be doing an updated one this year.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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