The FCC wants you to test your internet speeds with its new app

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The Federal Communications Commission has released a new speed test app to help measure internet speeds across the country, available on both Android and iOS.

The FCC Speed Test App works similarly to existing speed-testing apps like Ookla’s and Fast by Netflix, automatically collecting and displaying data once users press the “start testing” button. According to the FCC, the data collected through the app will inform the agency’s efforts to collect more accurate broadband speed information and aid its broadband deployment efforts.

The FCC’s Speed Test app allows users to test their speeds and share the data.

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Author: Makena Kelly