Minnesota Internet Speed Test Initiative
The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is conducting a statewide crowd-sourced internet speed testing initiative. The goal of this project is to create an accurate statewide map of where internet service is available and what speeds people are currently receiving.
The test takes less than 30 seconds to complete and can be taken on any internet-connected device. No personal information will be collected from taking the speed test.
Click here to take the Test!
COVID-19 has shown us how important access to broadband internet is for every Minnesotan now that we’re being asked to work, learn, or receive essential services from home. Broadband is no different than any other basic utility that people need and now, more than ever, it is an essential part of our daily lives.
There is no doubt that the lack of broadband in rural Minnesota hampers telework, distance learning, and telehealth. The speed test’s goal is to find out exactly where broadband service is available in rural Minnesota and what speeds people are receiving.
As part of the Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2019, Dodge County aims to promote access to quality broadband for all of the County’s residents. Testing data will be statistically valid and provide a map of what service levels are for any given area in the state, including Dodge County. This information will be an important tool for planning broadband expansion projects through the FCC, USDA, or MN Border-to-Border Grant Program.