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FCC Speed Test App: Our First Results

by Mike Byrne and Eric Spry, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
November 21, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Last week, the FCC released the first public version of the FCC Speed Test app for Android phones.  The app, available for free in the Google Play store, provides precise and nuanced data about the performance of mobile broadband networks used by consumers in the U.S.  The launch was an exciting moment for us, and we were eager to see how the app would be received.  Now, some initial results are in, and they are very promising.

Here’s some of what we saw on just the first two days following the release:

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