The FCC’s mobile speed-test app gets an enthusiastic early reception.
The Android app was installed 30,000 times in two days, says the FCC.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is getting lots of takers for its mobile broadband speed test.
FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel tweeted on Nov. 22 that the app has been installed more than 30,000 times, suggesting the commission will have a meaningful sample size to gauge the performance of mobile broadband networks.
The app is part of a broader FCC effort called “Measuring Broadband America” that aims to improve Americans’ access to... Read More
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Internet Access Services: Status as of December 31, 2012
Industry Analysis and Technology Division Wireline Competition Bureau December 2013
Regulatory approaches can spur improvements, but education and wealth loom large in the adoption equation.
The 2012 edition of the World Bank’s Information and Communications for Development report urges countries to promote mobile broadband’s expansion to improve the state of agriculture, health, financial services, employment and government in the developing world. The main goal of this research by David Yates and Jeff Gulati of Bentley University is to identify public policy alternatives, regulatory measures and governing practices that can increase the adoption of mobile broadband in... Read More
Scott Valcourt serves as the Director of Strategic Technology at the University of New Hampshire and is the chief visionary for UNH’s investment in cyberinfrastructure.
Named “one of the most powerful people in networking” by NetworkWorld Magazine in 2001, Scott has been part of the development process for over a dozen networking technologies as a consortium manager and director of the UNH InterOperability Laboratory from 1993-2004 and as a Research Project Manager in the UNH... Read More