CalSPEED

CalSPEED


CalSPEED, released by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), empowers end-users with a professional-level, industry-standard testing tool to measure the quality and speed of their mobile data connection.

This latest version combines the speed test function with a provider lookup tool so users can find broadband providers at a point on a map.

CalSPEED conducts a two-phase test including initial testing and results validation in order to ensure statistically significant measurements. Test your upload speed, download speed, message delay (latency), and message delay variation (jitter) using CalSPEED. The first two metrics measure your Internet usage experience, while the second two measure the voice quality of voice over IP technologies.

Results are uploaded to a public repository at CPUC to provide you with the ability to compare broadband coverage at your location with other areas in California.

Recent changes:
v1.2.3 Update the map view feature with a new map server.

v1.2.2 Fix GPS reading at the map view fragment.

v1.2.1 Update geocode service for the map view feature.

v1.2 Add a map view feature to present broadband results of several carriers in California.
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3.8
User ratings
14
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
1753 kb
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About CalSPEED
CalSPEED, released by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), empowers end-users with a professional-level, industry-standard testing tool to measure the quality and speed of their mobile data connection.

This latest version combines the speed test function with a provider lookup tool so users can find broadband providers at a point on a map.

CalSPEED conducts a two-phase test including initial testing and results validation in order to ensure statistically significant measurements. Test your upload speed, download speed, message delay (latency), and message delay variation (jitter) using CalSPEED. The first two metrics measure your Internet usage experience, while the second two measure the voice quality of voice over IP technologies.

Results are uploaded to a public repository at CPUC to provide you with the ability to compare broadband coverage at your location with other areas in California.

Recent changes:
v1.2.3 Update the map view feature with a new map server.

v1.2.2 Fix GPS reading at the map view fragment.

v1.2.1 Update geocode service for the map view feature.

v1.2 Add a map view feature to present broadband results of several carriers in California.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 20, 2015
Interesting app It works well on my old phone. Result looks accurate.
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
CalSpeed Optimistic Data Base It seems this app only tells you what the CPUC data base contains. It would be much better if it uploaded the results to the CPUC and that would include the position of the phone and the name of the carrier being used. As it is not of much value in rural areas because the CPUC data base is very optimistic. That's to say almost none of the listed carriers offers service to me and of those that do only "underserved" level of service is on the table.
A Google User
Nov 22, 2013
Sometimes, it's the small stuff Update: the specific problems I wrote about are fixed in the 1.1.1 release. There does not seem to be a way to get the version number from the user interface. The app writes a log file for each test in a directory called "uploaded". If your android device has a file browser you can look at the contents of these files and find the version number of the program. Version 1.0 reports speeds during the test that agree with the speeds in the log files. Version 1.1 seems to have broken the speed reporting. Perhaps they forgot to multiply by eight when converting bytes to bits. I'm not sure. So that's two things to fix: the speed display, and the program version -- and probably date as well -- under the "about" button. The biggest challenge with a crowd-source application that has user triggered tests is that users don't test when there is not a problem. This can create a reporting bias that unfairly characterizes service be over sampling on dark and stormy days. I wrote this on a desktop, but I have the application running on a Samsung Verizon tablet and a Motorola Xoom.
A Google User
Jun 14, 2013
Sometimes, it's the small stuff There does not seem to be a way to get the version number from the user interface. The app writes a log file for each test in a directory called "uploaded". If your android device has a file browser you can look at the contents of these files and find the version number of the program. Version 1.0 reports speeds during the test that agree with the speeds in the log files. Version 1.1 seems to have broken the speed reporting. Perhaps they forgot to multiply by eight when converting bytes to bits. I'm not sure. So that's two things to fix: the speed display, and the program version -- and probably date as well -- under the "about" button. The biggest challenge with a crowd-source application that has user triggered tests is that users don't test when there is not a problem. This can create a reporting bias that unfairly characterizes service be over sampling on dark and stormy days. I wrote this on a desktop, but I have the application running on a Samsung Verizon tablet and a Motorola Xoom.
A Google User
May 1, 2013
Great app, good cause There are many other speed test apps out there. This one is at least as good as the best, and it crowdsources data for a good cause (in California, at least).
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