Nebraska Broadband Speed Testing initiative

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Are you frustrated with slow, or erratic internet service?  

All Nebraskans can take the Nebraska Broadband Speed Test, a crowd-sourcing project that will gather data needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework and telehealth. As part of the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metro, residents in Pottawattamie and Mills Counties are participating too!

The speed test data will be used to develop a better understanding of our internet capabilities, and provide key data to guide decision making in efforts to enhance and expand them.

Take the Test Here:  speedtestne.org or nebraskaspeedtest.org.

Speed data will provide decision makers a better understanding of where internet accessibility is limited or not available, and where speeds are not meeting the needs of today’s users. The purpose of the initiative is to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas. The captured information will provide statistically sound data that can be used by communities, counties, and key stakeholders as they plan for broadband infrastructure expansion or enhancement projects.

Broadband internet access is a vital part of the modern economy and the economic development of rural Nebraska and Iowa is tied more and more to broadband connectivity. Due to the impact of COVID 19, there has been a higher need for broadband internet accessibility. In Nebraska and Iowa, students, residents, employees and local business owners have struggled with basic modern-day tasks, as much of their operations have moved online.

Take the Broadband Speed Test at: speedtestne.org or nebraskaspeedtest.org.

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News Release – Nebraska Broadband Testing Initiative

News Release – Broadband Testing Initiative (Spanish)