In 2010 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) embarked on a project to accurately measure American broadband. The FCC appointed SamKnows, created a collaborative working group and the Measuring Broadband America initiative was born.
Fast-forward three years and the project has seen three reports published with a recorded positive increase in the level of performance being provided to consumers by participating Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The FCC are set to continue with this project and are looking forward to publishing the fourth report in this series in early 2014.
In 2013 the FCC expanded the project by announcing the launch of the new FCC Speed Test application, increasing the scope of the initiative to accurately measure mobile broadband. By signing up and downloading the app consumers will be able to take an active part in changing the face of American mobile broadband.
The Fixed broadband project has been so successful that it is currently fully subscribed but we are still accepting sign ups for our waiting list.