New Rules for Brazil Broadband Providers

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From November 1, 2012, Brazilian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling fixed or mobile broadband must provide at least twenty percent of the speed they advertise, according to new rules brought in by industry regulator Anatel, Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency. 

Customers can demand an “instant speed test” from their provider, which must show the speed being provided is no less than twenty percent of their contracted speed in 95 percent of measurements.

ISPs must also provide an average speed – currently . . .

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