FCC Speed Test

FCC Speed Test


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 aren’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?

• Tests run automatically, you don’t even have to think about it.
• Run manual tests on Download Speed, Upload Speed, Latency and Packet Loss. (Make sure to disable Wi-Fi before testing cellular broadband speeds.)
• Additional passive metrics collected such as Cell ID, Signal Strength and GPS location.
• Access real-time performance data on your device.
• Historical results available at the touch of a screen.
• Be a volunteer! You can help the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program in developing the first open and transparent information on mobile broadband performance in the United States.
• By default, testing is limited to 100 MB per month--always consider your broadband usage carefully on limited data allowance plans.
• Raise your data cap to see more performance data.
• Lower your data cap and set a date to reset data caps so you don’t go over the limit on your plan.
• The app is ad-free.
• Download the source code at https://github.com/FCC/mobile-mba-androidapp

Recent changes:
Bug fixes.
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About FCC Speed Test
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 aren’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?

• Tests run automatically, you don’t even have to think about it.
• Run manual tests on Download Speed, Upload Speed, Latency and Packet Loss. (Make sure to disable Wi-Fi before testing cellular broadband speeds.)
• Additional passive metrics collected such as Cell ID, Signal Strength and GPS location.
• Access real-time performance data on your device.
• Historical results available at the touch of a screen.
• Be a volunteer! You can help the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program in developing the first open and transparent information on mobile broadband performance in the United States.
• By default, testing is limited to 100 MB per month--always consider your broadband usage carefully on limited data allowance plans.
• Raise your data cap to see more performance data.
• Lower your data cap and set a date to reset data caps so you don’t go over the limit on your plan.
• The app is ad-free.
• Download the source code at https://github.com/FCC/mobile-mba-androidapp

Recent changes:
Bug fixes.

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A Google User
Aug 14, 2014
Should be the standard for this type of test.
A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
Helping keep them honest. At least this way we can have a record of the speeds on a goverment app. Its hard to hide from that, even if it is over a fastlane.
A Google User
Aug 10, 2014
Don't depend on it… Yes, this application does what it was built to do and that's to make aware to the FCC (and yourself) the quality and speed of Wi-Fi connections and mobile ISPs. However, this app shouldn't be depended on to stress the network connection to its fullest speeds. You will be disappointed to find, 9/10, that the speeds on your mobile device will not match that of a machine connected via Gigabit Ethernet.
A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Weak FCC enforcement let's ISPs report unrealistic speeds If I'm being throttled, as Verizon said they would despite them being ordered not to this Oct 2014, this app can measure the "fast lane" speeds boosted by the ISP when it runs it's tests which don't accurately display the "user experienced" speeds I actually see when streaming Netflix. Uninstalled.
A Google User
Aug 5, 2014
Download test keeps failing on T-Mobile Download test keeps failing on T-Mobile HSPA+ connections. T-mobile calls and data have been horrible in South Florida lately, but prior version at least was able to finish and report abysmal download speeds.