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Participants Needed for Study to Improve Internet Accessibility and Speed

2/6/2019

Help us improve internet accessibility and speed! We are exploring broadband internet availability, affordability, performance and development opportunities within our community. Residents with broadband services can participate by taking a speed test that will provide data for improving connectability in our community.

Desktop Computer: visit http://www.speedtest.net/ to take the speed test. Click the ‘Go!’ button (or ‘Begin Test,’ depending on which internet browser you use) and wait for the results.

Mobile Device: visit http://www.speedtest.net/ mobile/ and follow the appropriate link to install the free Ookla application on your device in order to take the test. Make sure you are connected to your home or business WiFi network and then use the application to take the test. Once the test is completed, you may easily delete the Ookla application from your device. If you are uncomfortable downloading the application, you can also take the speed test at http://www.dslreports.com/ speedtest.

Please select only one form of the speed test per household.  We also suggest that you take the test from a site other than the one provided by your internet service provider (ISP).  Results from ISP sites typically measure what is possible on their network versus actual speeds on the open internet and could skew the results and be less accurate.

Data collected from this speed test will allow the city to better understand internet accessibility and speeds to develop a robust plan to bring cost-effective, speedy internet services throughout our area.