The FCC will release its second broadband speed and
performance test results at its July 19 meeting.
It will be the second such study. The first, released
in August 2011, found that cable operators delivered on average 93% of
advertised speeds at peak periods (7 p.m.-11 p.m.). That study found "for
most participating broadband providers, actual download speeds are
substantially closer to advertised speeds than was found in data from early 2009,"
though performance can vary by provider.
The study relied on the participation of ISPs. Cable
operators participating include Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision, Charter,
Mediacom and Insight.
The latest study covers more territory and provides more
data on the speed and performance.