How Do You Define Broadband?

With government initiatives underway to hopefully improve our broadband lives here in the US, the first item on the list appears to be defining exactly what broadband is. Or rather, what definition the government will use. Some say it has to do with speed, some see it as a different picture.

The FCC is looking for input and has published a Public Notice to that effect. You can read more about it on and here is the link to submit brief comments. Longer comments with attachments can be submitted here.


So, don’t just let the FCC know how you would define broadband. Let us know what you think in comments.

I’m sure I would have a much more complicated answer if I thought about it, but my off the cuff response is this: 3G or greater throughput that, along with connection reliability, lived up to the claims made by providers for which I pay every month.