FCC Releases Mobile App as Broadband Barometer

The Federal Communications Commission has just released a smartphone app that lets users measure the speed of their mobile broadband connection. In the process, PCWorld reports, the app also provides aggregate data to the agency for measuring nationwide mobile broadband network performance. In turn, starting early next year, the FCC will provide consumers with maps …   Read More

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FCC Releases Mobile App as Broadband BarometerThe Federal Communications Commission has just released a smartphone app that lets users measure the speed of their mobile broadband connection.

In the process, PCWorld reports, the app also provides aggregate data to the agency for measuring nationwide mobile broadband network performance.

In turn, starting early next year, the FCC will provide consumers with maps and other information on mobile broadband performance, which will help consumers compare the performance of their service providers.

According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, getting a better handle on this sort of information will improve service quality.

Launched as open-source software, the free FCC Speed Test App is currently available for Android smartphones, although an iOS version is in the works.

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  1. OmarraByrd

    It is amazing how all of these mainline huge corporations are still not in front of the mobile marketing transition!
    They are not only leaving themselves behind their competitors but they are also leaving a lot of potential sales out there in limbo by not making the move to put mobile marketing as a priority in their advertising and communication with their customers.
    All of their mobile marketing should include optimizing their:
    1. website
    2. email
    3. advertising & communication with customers
    Those that don’t make this a priority right now will find that their business just may become a casualty to the economy in the next few months!
    Omarra Byrd
    http://www.MessagingMasses.com

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