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
5 days ago
App to SDcard Please add the ability to be able to move the App to the SDcard. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
A Google User
5 days ago
Get a 46mb down on sprint
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
Not accurate picture of true bandwidth My broadband provider advertises 100mbps download & 10mbps upload speed. I can achieve that speed hard wired to cable modem. However, using my wireless router the speed depends on several factors including signal strength, distance from router and the wireless receiver in the laptop, tablet or smartphone.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
One problem Cell service providers cap at really low rates. Can't you do something more passive versus monitoring your own test data? I could also speculate service providers prioritize data sent to your servers just to make themselves look better on paper. It's easy to believe that when it takes longer to download the app than it does to test the 30MB test data.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
HERE I COME AT&T Finally someone that will be in my side when I have to argue with AT&T that they are cheating me in my services! The app is as little slow, but it's obvious why, lol....now if we can just get an app to rate each senator/congressman we'd be living the American Dream! Thanks FCC this is the best thing you've done since I was born! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S JUST FABULOUS! Thank you