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Open Source - Testing Software Source Code

The FCC Measuring Broadband America program is based on principles of openness, transparency and partnership with diverse stakeholders. 

The measurement methodology for the Measuring Broadband America program has been developed in collaboration with SamKnows, the FCC's contractor supporting the Measuring Broadband America program, who perform similar projects for other countries around the world.

Over the course of the two-year program the FCC has released the comprehensive measurement methodology used to collect the data and produce reports, and in addition to the various data sets, the actual software source code that was used for the testing has been made available for academic and other researchers for non-commercial purposes by SamKnows.

The goal of SamKnows is to help create a standard methodology for measuring Internet performance globally, and in pursuit of this goal, SamKnows is now making the source code of the actual tests available as open source under a GNU General Public License.[1]

The FCC would like to thank SamKnows for their commitment to the openness and transparency principles of the program, and welcome the opportunity to share the open source contributions of any other technology providers interested in supporting the program.

To obtain source code interested parties should visit www.samknows.com/opensource.

1 GNU General Public License, http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.

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