Broadband Speed as Promised

American Internet users generally receive the download speeds that companies advertise, with fiber and satellite connections frequently outperforming expectations, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission.

The study, conducted last September, found most companies offer download speeds during peak periods that roughly match what they advertise. Verizon Communications Inc.’s fiber connection, the company’s fastest, averaged download speeds that were 118 percent of advertised download rates. Cablevision Systems Corp. came in at 115 percent and Comcast Corp. delivered 103 percent, the report found.

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