How can I run a speed test?

One of the best ways you can help everyone to understand your broadband situation is to regularly run an M-Lab Speed test. This can be as simple as running a test from your browser. If you Google (using Google) “Speed Test”, it will deliver to you a page to run the test.

If you’re on a cell phone, checkout TestIT from the National Association of Counties.

“TestIT” is an iOS/Android mobile app that leverages a broadband sampling tool designed by Measurement Lab (MLab) to aggregate broadband speeds across the country from app users. With the press of a single button, users will be able to test their broadband speed from anywhere. Additionally, users will be able to compare their internet speeds to the national average and minimum standards established by the Federal Communications System. No personal information will be collected through this mobile app.