"High speed" was first used in the 1990s to describe an internet connection that exceeded dial-up speeds. Since then, technology has advanced rapidly, but the definition of high speed has remained unchanged. Even though your internet service provider (ISP) may advertise high speed internet, is your connection actually high speed by today's standards?
A Definition of High Speed
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees ISPs defines high speed internet as any connection that provides speeds faster than dial-up speeds.