It's about time!
About time they start doing something. Every time I call my provider they say they don't slow me down, then they say let me check and set it back to a faster speed.
I was invited by my ISP in 2012 to participate in the FCC sanctioned SamKnows project. They install a special pass thru router in your connection that runs hourly speed tests. I get a monthly report showing the average upload/download speeds I am getting from my ISP. My service is advertised as 15 Mbps. The reports I get show I consistantly get 19 to 20 Mbps, so I guess I can't complain.
I seriously doubt the FCC is going to be doing anything other than making a lot of noise. The telecom's have huge legal department and will fight tooth and nail to keep things as they are or even loosen them. After all, they have a limitless supply of money; their customers.
Will they publish results of companies that do not meet their advertised speeds?
Will they [the FCC] publish results of companies that do not meet their advertised speeds?
If the FCC decides to do something about a company that doesn't meet its commitments it will be published in their Daily Digest. The Digest is openly available but it is a summary of actions taken by the different Bureaus. The notice would probably be an NAL or "Notice of Apparent Liability." That would be followed up with a forfeiture notice announcing a fine.
Would such a notice be published in the mainstream press? Who knows, it would depend on the action the FCC proposes in the NAL or the amount of the fine. There is a 99% probability you would never hear of any action if it was taken.
The FCC is a Joke!
Hey what do you mean by that?
Tney kept CB radio under license and contro!, Right?
Originally CB required a purchased license ($20 in the early 1970s, reduced to $4 on March 1, 1975) and the use of a call sign; however, when the CB craze was at its peak many people ignored this requirement and invented their own nicknames (known as "handles"). Rules on authorized use of CB radio (along with lax enforcement) led to widespread disregard of the regulations (notably in antenna height, distance communications, licensing, call signs and transmitter power.
That is why they called NEED FOR SPEED
My ISP (Cox) make a big deal in its advertising campaign saying they doubled the speed.
But I have been a customer of theirs for years and I have seen no improvement whatsoever. In fact, earlier this month I actually measured the speed and it was slower than usual. The may have increased something (their prices for sure and the connection from them to us, but their connection to the net itself has not improved at all.
Doubt it will have any effect on performance. None the less, I've installed it on my iPhone…just in case. BTW, the app collects, stores, and sends lots of info from your mobile device. And they share it with whoever.
We are on the verge of collapse, its sad seeing this Country go down the tubes. FCC was at one time effective at controlling the boot leg CB's and amp's, now its a joke. If they can't do the job Privatize!! I bet if you had private contractor checking ISP Speeds and enforcement they would get it done!!
There IS a private contractor (commissioned by the FCC) to independently monitor ISP speeds and quality. It is called SamKnows (http://www.samknows.com/broadband/index.php). I was invited to participate in this project in 2012 so they have been monitoring my connection for almost 3 years. They put a pass-thru device in line with your cable modem and router that does hourly speed tests and takes other measures like latency and packet loss. I get a report every month showing the performance of my connection to my ISP.
SamKnows keeps the customer's identity anonymous from the ISP so the ISP can't do selective service upgrades on the connections being monitored. That said, I had to have my cable modem replaced a year ago and the Mediacom tech saw the SamKnows box and asked what it was.
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