Access to affordable high-speed internet is essential for rural communities to compete in today’s economy.
Accurate connectivity data is the foundation for investments in broadband infrastructure.
Unfortunately, connectivity data provided by internet service providers is often inaccurate and inflated – leaving many rural communities overlooked and disconnected.
This app will help identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country.
Ratings and Reviews
Bad and incorrect information.
I ran several test, wired and wireless, using other know apps that have been the gold standard in speed test for years. This app is under reporting speeds. I hope this isn’t intentional by NACO to try and leverage this bad info with the FCC. I suggest not using this app.
The app uses Measurement Lab’s (MLabs) Network Diagnostic Tool - the same tool used by Google and other major network diagnostic platforms - a standard in network diagnostics. NACo has no influence over test results and trusts the widely-used NDT developed by MLabs.
Sampled three different speed test apps within two minutes of each other from the same point (standing only blocks away from US Capitol):
1. Speedcheck @ 53.83mbps/5.05mbps
2. TestIT @ 36.05mbps/4.18mbps
3. Speedtest.net @ 27.7mbps/5.43mbps
I read a few reviews expressing concern about the app’s accuracy. I compared it against two other speed tests and both displayed slower results within .26-.32 mbps. While there may be some margin of error, I would still recommend using this app.
- National Association of Counties
- 41.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © National Association of Counties
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.