Monday, October 10, 2011

National Broadband Map Updated ... Still Omits Real-World Speeds, Price

Back in February the government launched the nation's first ever national broadband map. Unfortunately, the map was met with significant criticism due the fact the data collected from ISPs drastically overstates speeds, doesn't include price, and the map often tells users ISPs serve their area when they don't. While the government insisted the $300 million map would improve given constant updates, the first update to the map since its February launch arrived this week. While the update increases the amount of data collected from 1,650 ISPs to 1,731, the map still appears to have a strong tendency to overstate speeds and hallucinate competitors.

Read more on this observation by Karl Bode here ....

National Broadband Map

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