Thursday, we got the news that the FCC updated its definition of “broadband” internet for the first time since 2015, now requiring services to offer at least 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds. This change aims to push internet service providers (ISPs) to offer faster speeds, especially since the current infrastructure isn’t meeting the needs of many Americans, particularly those in rural areas. This is just the latest in sequential increases in the definition, in an effort to improve nationwide internet service quality. This is welcome, and shows the reality of what people need to get by in the Digital Age.

The FCC has raised the speeds required to describe internet service as “broadband” for the first time since 2015. The agency’s annual high-speed internet assessment concluded that 100 Mbps downloads and 20 Mbps uploads will be the new standard.