According to this article in Ars Technica, the FCC's decision to designate broadband minimum speed of 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload, doesn't reflect what most Americans need. "We are concerned that this arbitrary 25/3 Mbps benchmark fails to accurately capture what most Americans consider broadband... Looking at the market for broadband applications, we are aware of few applications that require download speeds of 25Mbps," the senators wrote. "Netflix, for example, recommends a download speed of 5Mbps to receive high-definition streaming video, and Amazon recommends a speed of 3.5Mbps. In addition, according to the FCC's own data, the majority of Americans who can purchase 25Mbps service choose not to."
It's true in my opinion that faster is better, but a lot depends on how large your household may be in terms of what you may actually need. A household with multiple users accessing the internet simultaneously, probably won't be happy with 5 mps. Do they need 25mps? Maybe not, at least today. Much is changing in the world of the internet and tehnology such as G-Fast can bring 500mps and higher on your copper phone lines.Sckipio in early 2015 demonstrated G.fast delivering speeds over 100 megabits nearly 500 meters and more recently, 2 Gps at 300 meters.
The next few years should bring about even more breakthroughs, but in the interim, we should do whatever we can to assure that every household in Moultonboro can have access to an acceptable level of broadband, even if it doesn't meet the FCC arbitrary definition.