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FCC comes up with CONSUMER BROADBAND TEST - (iPhone, Android and home) check your connections

submitted on March 12, 2010 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law on February 17, 2009. The Broadband Initiatives funded in the Act are intended to accelerate broadband deployment across the United States. The Recovery Act authorizes the FCC to create a National Broadband Plan, that “shall seek to ensure that all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal.” Learn More...

     

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  • 55617
    busant20
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    Posted by busant20 on March 12, 2010
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    cool....thanks, orangearrows Big Grin
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 12, 2010
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    I'm torn. Its great if its used to actually push carriers to provide the speeds they advertise. Other wise its a waste of money as there are a million free speed test sites out there.

    Also I don't like they want my actual physical address. Eeek They should be able to pull enough information based on my IP. Or only request my zip.
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on March 12, 2010
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    I've used a site (dslreports.com) for years and they have lots of great online utilities, including speed tests. You may want to check it out as well. However, I've never checked to see if they have any utilities/apps for any handheld devices.
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    Posted by pablos17 on March 12, 2010
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    In terms of speed of web browsing, I have also found it useful to change to Google's DNS servers rather than using my ISP's. For those network savvy enough you probably already know this. Google's DNS servers are: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

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