What qualifies as high-speed internet?

A location is considered underserved if the fastest available speed is less than 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. However, many grants are requiring new infrastructure to achieve minimum speeds of 100 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload, sometimes called “100 Mbps symmetrical.” That's enough to simultaneously participate on multiple video calls and download streaming video on multiple devices.

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1. Why is this important?
2. How can I help?
3. What qualifies as high-speed internet?
4. What does Mbps mean?
5. Does connection speed matter?
6. What are the expected speeds of a fiber network?
7. Am I guaranteed to get internet service that is that fast?
8. Who is going to get faster service?
9. Doesn’t this create a gap in services?
10. Are there other forms of broadband service?
11. Are any projects underway?
12. I represent an ISP, who should I contact?
13. Who’s working on this?