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Comment: Re:Billions of dollars are at stake (Score 2) 533

by DirePickle (#47859879) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
At issue is this piece of law

(1) Advanced telecommunications capability: The term 'advanced telecommunications capability' is defined, without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology.

By the standards of today, 4Mbps may satisfy the requirement to "receive high-quality telecommunications," if only one person in a household is attempting to use the line, but 1Mbps absolutely does not satisfy the "originate" piece.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.