For broadband, how fast is fast enough?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines the minimum rural broadband speed at 25 Mbps download and 3Mbps upload. The ease of basic internet browsing – measured by the time it takes to download a page – improves with higher speeds up to 10 Mbps, but not beyond. However, higher speeds may be beneficial for demanding applications such as HD streaming video or moving large graphics files.

The FCC is considering increasing the minimum speed of broadband -

When considering how much speed you need this article may help - 

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1. What is broadband?
2. For broadband, how fast is fast enough?
3. What types of internet access do we have in Queen Anne’s County (QAC)?
4. What is the difference between wired and wireless internet?
5. For my current broadband connection, If I have been using the same equipment for a long time could that impact my internet speed?
6. What is QAC doing to increase/improve broadband access?
7. What grant opportunities exist?
8. Which areas of QAC are unserved and underserved?
9. Why don’t we have broadband access in certain areas?
10. Why won’t QAC allow other ISPs to “overbuild” (provide duplicate service) where Breezeline (formerly Atlantic Broadband) fiber exists?
11. Is there any way to make getting wired broadband to my home more affordable if I have a long driveway?
12. What can I do to help get broadband to my community?
13. ISPs in or near QAC:
14. Wireless ISPs in or near QAC:
15. Current or pending wired broadband infrastructure (service maps) based on permits or other available information: