The Need for High and Symmetrical Broadband Upload Speed with Low Latency

This brief white paper summarizes the need for high and symmetrical broadband upload speed to maintain and improve U.S. innovation and competitiveness.

The current asymmetric speeds that favor downloads over uploads are an artifact of broadcast-focused business models better suited for entertainment than innovation. Asymmetric, low upload speeds with low quality of service, e.g., high latency, are out of date, are already limiting American participation in the 21st century economy, and will materially constrain the development of near-term applications for education, health care and economic growth for millions of Americans.