What does it do?
The FCC Speed Test app accurately measures your mobile broadband performance and displays an in-depth view of its factors (e.g. download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss).
Why download it?
Learn about your mobile broadband performance in one click. Track it over time.
What about privacy?
No personally-identifiable information is collected whatsoever. Testing is totally anonymous.
Still curious? Read below for more detail.
Mobile broadband has become part of our everyday infrastructure. We hope the app helps provide greater clarity about your mobile broadband performance.
Once installed, the app will run periodically in the background. It will automatically perform tests on the mobile network you are connected to (cellular or Wi-Fi) when you arenвЂ™t using your smartphone. Aggregated, anonymous data will also help us build a map of mobile broadband performance across the country.
Privacy is paramount. The FCC has taken significant measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of volunteers for this program. Using privacy measures developed and reviewed by a diverse team of privacy experts, any data that could potentially identify specific smartphones is analyzed and processed to ensure privacy protection.
How does this help you?
вЂў Tests run automatically, you donвЂ™t even have to think about it.
вЂў Run manual tests on Download Speed, Upload Speed, Latency and Packet Loss. (Make sure to disable Wi-Fi before testing cellular broadband speeds.)
вЂў Additional passive metrics collected such as Cell ID, Signal Strength and GPS location.
вЂў Access real-time performance data on your device.
вЂў Historical results available at the touch of a screen.
вЂў Be a volunteer! You can help the FCCвЂ™s Measuring Broadband America program in developing the first open and transparent information on mobile broadband performance in the United States.
вЂў By default, testing is limited to 100 MB per month--always consider your broadband usage carefully on limited data allowance plans.
вЂў Raise your data cap to see more performance data.
вЂў Lower your data cap and set a date to reset data caps so you donвЂ™t go over the limit on your plan.
вЂў The app is ad-free.
вЂў Download the source code at https://github.com/FCC/mobile-mba-androidapp