Remember the broadband.gov site that some of you visited to test your Internet speed? Well, the results are in. The average advertised broadband speed is 6.7
mMbps. The average real speed is about 4 mMbps, which is a McEstimated 6% or 600% of the advertised speed, depending on how many martinis you had last night.
Even though the FCC can’t regulate ISPs because any regulation will destroy the magic free market fairy dust, cute kittens and shiny ponies that power our Internet revolution, they’ve proposed a labeling standard that would show how well an ISP lives up to its broadband claims.