Some parts of USA does not compete with the likes of say Cedar Falls when it comes to faster broadband download speeds. And this is where President Obama discusses his plans at Cedar Falls about cheaper and faster Internet.
Over on ‘The White House’ official Twitter account Obama said, “Today, high-speed broadband isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.” And below you can see the differences of broadband speeds by city, and the differences are rather interesting.
Obama has already stepped up by laying down foundations for the new cybersecurity laws, and now he is making his stamp on getting cheaper, faster broadband speeds for Americans.
His plan is to increase broadband Internet speeds in the U.S. He put the pressure on the FCC to end regulations in some 19 states saying it prevented local cities and governments from creating broadband alternatives to those provided by major ISPs.
Cedar Falls only has a population of around 40,000 people. If you look at the graph below, which Obama shows in the video below and also shared on Twitter you will see Cedar Falls, IA broadband speeds sit at around 1000Mbps, but Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC sits at around 500 Mbps, San Francisco sits at only 200 Mbps.
Please do watch the two videos below, the first is courtesy of The White House YouTube Channel, and the other comes by way of NBC News.