This report by Parks Associates, published in 2021 discusses what constitutes broadband Internet speeds and how there are differences among US government minimum standards for broadband (25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload) and minimum speed requirements for various streaming video services. There are further variations according to desired resolution (typically 3 Mbps for standard definition TV, 5 Mbps for high definition TV, 25 Mbps for 4K definition TV) and latency (delays that affect online gaming). 13 million US homes have no high-speed Internet access. As more people work from home, managed Wi-Fi service is growing in popularity to maintain connectivity and segregate work data from family data.

Keywords: Audio/Video, Communications, Data Networking, Home Networking

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