The Minnesota Office of Broadband is promoting a new tool to help consumers measure the broadband speeds actually delivered, as opposed to using the internet provider’s number which is based on what they offer for speeds.
The tool, found at CheckSpeedMinnesota.com, will allow Minnesotans to test, map and report broadband internet speeds. According to a press release from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (which oversees the Office of Broadband), the input captured through the new website will “help create a better overall picture of broadband in the state.”
DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy urges Minnesotans to utilize the site, noting that the information gathered through the tool will provide a better understanding of the internet speeds that consumers in Minnesota truly receive and help make sure the state is making smart investments in broadband. Continue reading