FCC Speed Test
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What does it do?
The FCC Speed Test app accurately measures your mobile broadband performance and displays an in-depth view of its factors (e.g. download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss).
Why download it?
Learn about your mobile broadband performance in one click. Track it over time.
What about privacy?
No personally-identifiable information is collected whatsoever. Testing is totally anonymous.
Still curious? Read below for more detail.
Mobile broadband has become part of our everyday infrastructure. We hope the app helps provide greater clarity about your mobile broadband performance.
Once installed, you can test your mobile broadband performance at the touch of a button. Aggregated, anonymous data will also help us build a map of mobile broadband performance across the country.
Privacy is paramount. The FCC has taken significant measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of volunteers for this program. Using privacy measures developed and reviewed by a diverse team of privacy experts, any data that could potentially identify specific smartphones is analyzed and processed to ensure privacy protection.
How does this help you?
•Run manual tests on Download Speed, Upload Speed, Latency and Packet Loss. (Make sure to disable Wi-Fi before testing cellular broadband speeds.)
•Additional passive metrics collected such as Carrier, Country Code and GPS location.
•Access real-time performance data on your device.
•Historical results available at the touch of a screen.
•Be a volunteer! You can help the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program in developing the first open and transparent information on mobile broadband performance in the United States.
•By default, there is a 100 MB limit per month but this can be changed according to your preference--always consider your broadband usage carefully on limited data allowance plans.
•The app is ad-free.
What's New in Version 1.96
Updated to support iOS 9
The app does its job fine, but where does the data go? There hasn't been any data released about results from this app since 2013!
Doesn't work for me.
As soon as I downloaded the app, I ran a test. Download seemed slow, then I realized that the best source it could find was in San Jose, Calif. I live in Portland, Ore. There is no way to change this in settings. I'll stick with Speedtest.
Use this often! Watchdog corporations!
I do wish this wasn't quite so data heavy for capped cellular data plans. Maybe get in the traffic uses exempted in the name if public policy?
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 13, 2015
- Version: 1.96
- Size: 6.3 MB
- Languages: English, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Samknows Limited
- © 2011-2015 SamKnows
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.