Improving Broadband Internet Expansion
Do you really have access to high-speed Internet? How would you know unless you tested it? Now there is a free mobile app that gives users the power to identify areas with low or no internet access. Called TestIT, the app tells you how your speed compares to the national average and helps map those communities that have gaps.
Adult learners have a critical need for affordable high-speed internet in rural communities to support online learning for themselves and their children. Broadband access is also critical for businesses, healthcare, public safety, everyday life, and the local economy. Rural areas without broadband access become even more isolated and left behind.
Join others and do something about the internet speed in your community. Download the free TestIT app, available for iOS and Android, and test your mobile access frequently across the region. Data for the internet speed maps will be collected all of 2019.
The app will help identify gaps in broadband coverage and help guide federal, state and local decision-making. Be part of the solution by downloading TestIT today and using it frequently from anywhere.
You hold the power, with your mobile phone, to make a difference. Share news of the free TestIT app with your friends and get started.
Your help identifying gaps in our nation’s broadband coverage is critical to making substantive changes to the process for reporting broadband service. We hope you will help shed light on this critically important issue and encourage your friends, family and constituents to join in the efforts as well!
For more information and to download the flier, visit NACo’s website using the button below.