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National organizations promote mobile app to help identify gaps in U.S. high speed internet coverage


To gain a better understanding of actual internet speeds in under-served and rural areas across the United States, the National Association of Counties (NACo)Rural LISC and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) have partnered to develop a free mobile app called TestIT mobile app. The app measures downloads and uploads, and determines whether the connection falls at or below the national average as well as meets the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standard for “true” broadband speed of 25 Mbps up, 3 Mbps down (BroadbandNow.com).

The TestIT app gathers broadband speed measurements and passes them through a sampling tool. The user can then see how their speed stacks up. No personal information needs to be entered, nor is any gathered for the purpose of this study.

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National Digital Inclusion Alliance to host #NetInclusion2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina Apr. 1-3, 2019


Net Inclusion 2019 is an annual gathering of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) to welcome digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:

  • local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
  • sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs,
  • and digital inclusion best practices from across the country.
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