FCC Launches Consumer Tool to Test Broadband Connections
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
March 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2010 – The FCC launched its consumer broadband test today, enabling consumers to test the speed and other performance measurements of their broadband connections.
The New York Times Highlights BroadbandCensus.com and Other Internet Speed Tests
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
January 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 21, 2010 – Today’s edition of The New York Times includes a story about internet speed tests, including BroadbandCensus.com, and the various approaches that each of the major providers take in offering speed tests.
The piece, “How Fast is Your Web Connection?” by Peter Wayner, includes ISPGeeks.com, Toast.net, VisualWare, Pingtest.net, and DSLReports.com, along with BroadbandCensus.com.
'Beer and Broadband Mapping' at the Top Telecommunications Policy Conference
September 28th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., September 28, 2009 – “Beer and Broadband Mapping” was the informal name appended to a spirited and lively discussion that capped the first day of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference here at George Mason School of Law on Friday, September 25.
BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing
September 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2009 – Public and transparent broadband data has now been elevated to the level of a fundamental principle, at least in the Monday speech by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. But it’s worth reflecting on the time – not so long ago – when the quest to collect this kind of broadband data was an unrealized vision at the losing end of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Appropriate Roles for FCC and FTC Could Determine Fate of Broadband Consumers
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2009 – The Internet can serve as a means for enhancing consumer protections, provided that government agencies play their appropriate role in regulating and disclosing the practices of broadband providers, according to a several consumer advocates.
Google Enters Free Speed Test Marketplace with Academic Collaboration
January 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 27, 2009 – Search giant Google is preparing to enter the market for free broadband speed tests, through a collaboration with the university research consortium PlanetLab, and the New America Foundation.
BroadbandCensus.com’s Experience Using the Network Diagnostic Tool as a Beta Speed Test
July 23rd, 2008
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, July 21 – The higher-education networking consortium Internet2 released a case study about BroadbandCensus.com and its use of the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) speed test. This “case study” was distributed at the Joint Techs Workshops: an international conference of networking engineers, taking place here from July 19-24.
Want Better Broadband in America? Take the Broadband Census!
July 15th, 2008
Commentary WASHINGTON, July 15 – Most Americans who have high-speed Internet can’t imagine life without broadband. How could you connect to the Internet of today without it? In today’s world, broadband is as basic as running water and electricity. And yet the U.S. is falling behind globally.
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) about BroadbandCensus.com
May 1st, 2008
What is BroadbandCensus.com? BroadbandCensus.com is a new Web service that provides you, the consumer, with FREE information about broadband availability, competition, speeds and services in your local area. Type in your ZIP code, and immediately see the number of high-speed Internet companies that serve your ZIP code, and which of them BroadbandCensus.com has been able […]
BroadbandCensus.com Launches Beta Version of Internet Speed Test
March 3rd, 2008
New Web Site Aims to Provide Data about Broadband to Public BroadbandCensus.com, a new web site designed to help Internet users measure and gauge broadband availability, competition, speeds and prices, launched a beta version of an Internet speed test. Through the release of the beta version, BroadbandCensus.com encourages testing and feedback of the technology in […]