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Spped Up America Test

Lane County recently teamed with Technology Association of Oregon’s Hack for a Cause to develop a new way — SpeedUpAmerica.com — to provide accurate information about the availability of internet service providers and real speeds received.

Speed Up America, which will be rolled out across the nation, relies on internet users to participate in the website’s speed check, according to a news release from Lane County. The more people who participate, the better the data collected can help paint an accurate picture of broadband access in Oregon and across the country.

To help improve the accuracy of the map that should depict real internet speeds, Lane County is asking people to participate in Speed Up America and test their broadband connectivity.

Participating is simple: Visit SpeedUpAmerica.com and click the “Take the Test” button. The test does not collect personally identifiable data, but asks the user’s general location so that test data can be compared across ZIP codes, census tracts and more.

Broadband connectivity in rural communities is essential to long-term prosperity in Lane County. “This issue isn’t unique to Lane County, there are rural communities all across the country facing similar challenges to reliable, fast broadband access,” said Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch. “We want to be a local solution to a national problem — we have created a tool that can give us the on-the-ground truth about what broadband access is like for rural Americans.”