Take a speed test:
According to a recent survey by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 4 out of 5 Americans have no idea what the speed of their Internet connection is.
The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany is partnering with the New York State Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to collect actual broadband speeds from New York State residents. OCS has received funding to do carry this out through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
New York State is asking residents to take a fast, simple broadband speed test. By taking the speed test at home, you will be getting real-time information about the quality of your broadband connection and better awareness about the speed you need to access content and services over the internet. You will also be supporting New York’s effort to accurately map current broadband speeds across the state to help drive future policy decisions and funding. Better broadband means greater opportunities for all New Yorkers.
Let your speed be heard! The speed of our broadband directly impacts what we can do online. Let’s join together to do more. Take the speed test at http://www.nyspeedtest.org . Note: We would like to know if any other states have similar programs._______________Source: E-mail from NYLINK, September 9, 2010.