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Submission + - ISPs lie about broadband "up to" speeds (arstechnica.com)

Haffner writes: Ars Technica has an article detailing the difference between ISP advertised "up to x Mbps" speeds and the actual speeds, in addition to some possible solutions. They find that on average, the advertised speeds were "up to 6.7 Mbps" while the real median was 3 Mbps and the mean was 4 Mbps. This implies that ISPs were falsely advertising by at least a factor of 50%.

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