FCC Wants You To Test Your Internet Speeds With Its New App
Monday April 12, 2021. 09:33 PM , from Slashdot
The Federal Communications Commission has released a new speed test app to help measure internet speeds across the country, available on both Android and iOS. From a report: The FCC Speed Test App works similarly to existing speed-testing apps like Ookla's and Fast by Netflix, automatically collecting and displaying data once users press the 'start testing' button. According to the FCC, the data collected through the app will inform the agency's efforts to collect more accurate broadband speed information and aid its broadband deployment efforts. 'To close the gap between digital haves and have nots, we are working to build a comprehensive, user-friendly dataset on broadband availability,' Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement Monday. 'Expanding the base of consumers who use the FCC Speed Test app will enable us to provide improved coverage information to the public and add to the measurement tools we're developing to show where broadband is truly available throughout the United States.'
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