A new meaning for "stupid network", like the gifted kid being held back in school because he happens to be more capable than most students, but forced to progress at a slower speed ...
"The FCC has proposed to downsize its definition of high-speed broadband from 25/3 Mbps (25 download/3 upload) to 10/1 Mbps, which would help the slower wireless broadband speeds qualify. Of course, that would mean that more areas would qualify as having “high-speed broadband,” with obvious political advantages."
Lifted from "Mobile Is Not an Adequate Substitute for Wireline, Says Communications Workers of America Report", in this month's Fiber Optic Association newsletter. See second article:
Perhaps Bruce Kushnick can shed a little more light on this story.
Does the newsletter title mean "mobile" or "fixed wireless"? The report itself gets it right, listing fixed wireless attributes as well as mobile:
The article contains a diagram (shown below) illustrating the relative standings of most popular forms of technology used to support broadband access:
In the drawing, red is mature technology, blue is technology being rolled out today and green is conceptual or developmental technology.
Click here for a larger version of the drawing.