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Crowdsourcing FCC Speed Test app hits Google Play Store

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2013, 21:59

Last week, we told you about a crowdsourcing FCC Speed Test app that was due to appear in the Google Play Store. On Thursday, the app debuted. Somewhat similar to the Speedtest.net app, which has been a staple in app markets for years, the difference is that the FCC is using the information gathered on its app will help the FCC find certain patterns as it builds out a "map of mobile broadband" throughout the states...

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 23:07 2

1. mattkl (Posts: 234; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)

I like this a lot. It would be nice to eventually be able to display a TRUE coverage map graph of the U.S. to see how real world coverage looks compared to the current propogandized coverage maps we see everywhere.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:01

4. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

It's already here: rootmetrics.com/check-coverage

PS: no taxdollars or people of the same ilk as in the DMV were used in providing this service, that's why it works.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 23:34 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


15.53mbps isn't bad for being in my room. Outside I get 22-28. But 2.34 upload is the highest I've seen in a long time. So far, I like this app. :)

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:59

3. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

We are from the government and we are here to spy, ahem, to help.

No, thanks. That's what Root Metrics is for.

BTW, the new speedtest.net is not as accurate as it used to be. With polishing up the UI, one measurement has nothing to do with the other and is now utterly useless.

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