FCC releases Internet speed test tool

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Fri Mar 12 08:16:29 CST 2010


> This might be useful to some.
> 
> Article :
> 
> http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62B08720100312
> 
> site :
> 
> http://www.broadband.gov/
> 
> It requires giving your address.

Correction:  it _requires_ Java.  It _asks_ for your address.  It seems
like it'd work fine if you gave it your neighbor's address.  :-)

I noted that I got wildly varying numbers on a laptop and an iPhone (there
is also an iPhone app) and the iPhone app doesn't ask for an address.  Both
on the same wifi, and the numbers were off by a lot.

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.




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