That is the message Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai shared today with fellow commissioners in the draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report. In addition, the report finds that the definition of fixed broadband service should remain: 25Mbit/s download and 3Mbit/s upload.
"The draft report also concludes that mobile broadband service is not a full substitute for fixed service. Instead, it notes there are differences between the two technologies, including clear variations in consumer preferences and demands," Pai wrote. "As a result, the draft report evaluates progress in deploying fixed broadband service as well as progress in deploying mobile broadband service and takes a holistic approach to evaluating the deployment of these services."
That was good news to several on Twitter who praised the status quo.
"I think this is a wise decision by the FCC from what I am seeing just now," posted Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
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Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
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In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.