Your internet slow? Check out the FCC’s study of real data speeds vs advertised speeds by broadband ISPs


The Federal Communications Commission has released its latest report on broadband ISPs in the US. The report contains some very interesting data on the the FCC’s analysis of real data speeds being provided to customers compared to the speeds being advertised by their service providers.

The download speed data provided in the chart below comes from September 2012. BGR notes that unfortunately, the performance of the ISPs has strayed further from their advertised speeds when compared to the July 2012 data. When it comes to peak hours, 8 out of the 15 major ISPs failed to match their advertised speeds, but the 3 ISPs that did match or even exceed their advertised numbers fell short.


As shown in the graph below, the US ISPs fared much better when it came to upload speeds, with only 4 out of the 15 falling short of their advertised speeds.


Overall top performer was ViaSat/Exede, with Cablevision and Verizon providing the second best download speeds (when compared to what they advertised). As for the best upload performance, Frontier and Comcast provided speeds closest to what they advertised.

Do you get your advertised speed at home? Or at least something close to it? Let us know in the comments!

[via BGR, FCC, image via Dave Crosby]

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