A new report from the American Conservative, a conservative magazine, reveals that the U.S. has seen a record number of broadband failures and other failures of infrastructure.
The report states that the United States has had more than 500,000 network failures since 2007.
The reports data comes from the Federal Communications Commission and comes after a study released earlier this month found that broadband deployment was “significantly over budget” and the number of people who are being disconnected from the Internet has reached “record levels.”
According to the report, the rate of Internet failures and network failures is expected to increase by 20 percent this year.
The FCC report, titled “Uptime, Connectivity, and Reliability: The Role of the Broadband Infrastructure,” states that over the past three years, the FCC has recorded a “record number of network failures” and that this is “increasing in the number and severity of failures and in the severity of network problems.”
According to the study, broadband failures are often caused by: poor network management practices;