Little choice in fast US ISPs

Americans still have little choice in broadband ISP – unless they want to put up with slow speeds. That's according to a study published this week by US watchdog the FCC.

Here's how it breaks down:

  • 75 per cent of the country has three or more providers in their area if they want 3Mbps to 10Mbps downstream and 768kbps to 1Mbps upstream.
  • 63 per cent has three or more providers if they want 10Mbps to 25Mbps down and 1Mbps to 3Mbps up.
  • Three per cent has three or more providers if they want faster than 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up.

A quarter of the nation has just two providers to choose from if they want 10Mbps to 25Mbps down. And half the country has just one provider if they want faster than 25Mbps down. These figures are virtually unchanged from last year. Here's how it all stacks up:

You can find all the facts and figures here [PDF]. ®

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