Broadband Reports

Broadband Reports

Broadband Reports, located at the web URL (mirrored at, is a North American-oriented information and review site based in New York City. The site's main focus is on high speed Internet services in the United States and Canada, such as DSL, cable Internet, and fiber optics. As of September 8, 2011, is the first result which shows up on Google when searching for the term "broadband". Although the site is still called Broadband Reports, it is located at due to issues with Google's PageRank.

Broadband Reports was created by Justin Beech in June 1999.[1][2] According to Alexa's pageranking system, went online on May 28, 1999. As of March 2006, Alexa showed that it was within the top one thousand most visited websites on the Internet.[3] See the Alexa article for information regarding possible inaccuracy in these figures.

Over a period of 4 hours on Wednesday April 27, 2011 an automated SQL Injection attack occurred on Broadband Reports website that was able to extract 8% of the username/password pairs: 8,000 random accounts of the 9,000 active and 90,000 old or inactive accounts.[4][5][6]


Site features

Broadband Reports allows its users to submit reviews of their Internet service provider (ISP), Web hosting service, and digital phone service.[7] Users may also read reviews written by others. Many large ISPs have over a thousand reviews on the site. Reviews may be filtered for the user's location and/or connectivity preference.

Broadband Reports Homepage

The site is also a source of HSI (high speed Internet) related news[8] sometimes being the first to report a story about a broadband Internet service provider.[9] BBR's editors post HSI-related news items on the site's front page throughout the day. Common topics of news items and features include wireless technologies, peer-to-peer filesharing, upgrades and new offerings from high speed ISPs, legal/regulatory issues, and security issues.

Other site services include speed tests, line monitoring (more accurately, IPv4 address monitoring), tweak testing, and packet loss testing.[10][11] Some of these services are provided free of charge, but others require the user to purchase "tool points".


Broadband Reports operates over 200 forums, many of which focus on Internet and computer-related topics. Other forums are dedicated to general conversation, political discussions, do-it-yourself projects or regional discussions. There are over a million total registered users on the Broadband Reports forums, with about 10% of those active participants.[12] A discussion forum is automatically created for every news article posted on the front page, which allows members to discuss the article in question. The members of the Broadband Reports community usually use the acronym "BBR" to refer to the site,[citation needed] although members who registered prior to the name change still refer to the site as "DSLR".


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