Minnesota residents can now perform a one-minute broadband access and speed survey!
Using the easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can complete the speed test at home using any computer or mobile device.
Those with no internet access at their homes are encouraged to visit a local library or drive-in hotspot in their community, or use their mobile device to take the survey and check the “no available service” button to record their physical address. This simple access and speed survey will result in statistically valid data and mapping for decision makers to plot a course for Minnesota’s ambitious broadband expansion plans.
Big Thanks to Kandiyohi County for Promoting the Speed Test!
Kandiyohi County is embarking on a public relations effort to try to get as many county residents as possible to run the MN Broadband Coalition Speed Test. The campaign is to get people to add one more thing to their to-do list on November 1: “Set your clocks back, change the batteries in your smoke detectors, and take the internet speed test.”
Thanks to our partnership with AARP Minnesota, the MN Speed Test Initiative was featured in an extended segment on KARE 11 news on Tuesday. Anchor Gia Vang spoke with our project manager and lobbyist Nathan Zacharias about the importance of access to broadband for MN seniors, how to take the speed test, and why the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program needs to be fully funded in the upcoming budget.
You can watch the segment here.