Posts Tagged ‘Speed Test’

FCC Speed Test Surpasses 1 Million Results

FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan July 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 19, 2010- The Federal Communications Commission is reporting that their online speed test at has surpassed 1 million tests.

In a blog post Broadband Task Force Attorney- Advisor Jordan Usdan writes, “We are pleased with the popularity of these tools and we look forward to updating them in the coming months to add more features, provide richer feedback to users and make more data available to the public.”

In addition to the website, they have also created a mobile test available in the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace.

Comcast Launches Data Usage Meter To Address ‘Excessive Use’

National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality December 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – Comcast announced Tuesday the pilot market launch of a data usage meter the company plans to soon roll out nationally.

The meter is meant to help make customers aware of how much data they consume in a month, Jason Livingood, executive director of internet systems for Comcast, wrote on a company blog. Comcast has a company policy against excessive use of bandwidth or currently data usage above 250 Gigabytes per month per Comcast high-speed internet residential customer account.

Wall Street Journal on 'DIY' Network and Speed Tests

Expert Opinion January 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2009 – The Wall Street Journal gave a little attention to a do-it-yourself network test, the “Switzerland” software suite of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I offered a comment and a link to the Broadband Census and speed test.

Want Better Broadband in America? Take the Broadband Census!

Expert Opinion 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.

Carriers Begin Metering Bandwidth… Will Be Measuring It!

Expert Opinion June 4th, 2008

At, we’ve been expecting the move by carriers toward increased metered pricing.

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