The Federal Communications Commission today put out a call to internet users to test their internet speeds with the FCC Speed Test app to further its research into broadband availability through its Measuring Broadband America Program.
You can test the performance of your mobile and in-home broadband networks by downloading the FCC’s Speed Test Application on your mobile device(s). In addition to showing your network performance test results, the app also provides the test results to the FCC as part of our Measuring Broadband America Program. The program gathers crowdsourced data on broadband network performance across the United States.
The information collected through the app will help to inform the FCC’s efforts to provide improved coverage information to the public. We expect that some of the information collected through the app will be incorporated into the Commission’s broadband data collection systems, including challenges to provider-submitted maps and our collection of additional crowdsourced data. As these new capabilities become available, app users may be asked to update or reinstall a new version of the app and to provide additional information and consents that will allow us to collect more precise speed test and location data for potential uses in developing our public maps.
The FCC Speed Test App is available in the Google Play Store for Android devices, and in the Apple App Store for iOS devices. Search “FCC Speed Test” in either store to find and download the App.