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Measuring Broadband America

An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the United States, the Measuring Broadband America program developed out of a recommendation by the National Broadband Plan to improve the availability of information for consumers about their broadband service.

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Measuring Fixed Broadband
Reports offer results of rigorous broadband performance testing for 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers that serve well over 80 percent of the U.S. residential market. Tests conducted used automated, direct measurements of service delivered to the homes of thousands of volunteers across the United States. Learn More.

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Measuring Mobile Broadband
The FCC Speed Test app uses smartphone-based technology to collect anonymized broadband performance data from volunteers participating in the collaborative, crowdsourcing initiative. Data collected will help inform consumers, industry and policymakers with the goal of improving mobile broadband performance nationwide. Users can also use the app to test their own mobile broadband service on demand. Learn More.


Open Methodology

The Measuring Broadband America program is built on principles of openness and transparency. The FCC has made available to stakeholders and the general public the open source software used on both its fixed and mobile applications, the data collected, and detailed information regarding the FCC's technical methodology for analyzing the collected data. Learn More


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Reviewed: September 29, 2014
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