FCC Speed Test

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About this app

What it does:

Accurately measure the performance of your mobile broadband service by running active tests to evaluate the following metrics - download and upload speed, latency, jitter and packet loss.

You can run these tests over both Wi-Fi and cellular connections.

The data from these tests contribute to the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program. The program is run by the FCC to fulfil its Congressional mandate to collect and make publicly available accurate and transparent performance metrics on US broadband.

Your privacy is completely safeguarded. No personally identifiable information is collected.

How it works:

Once you install and open the app periodic automatic background tests will be scheduled, testing download, upload, latency, jitter and packet loss.

You can set a monthly data cap to ensure tests do not go over your limit. You can also monitor data usage in the app so you do not exceed monthly allowances by your carrier.

You can also run manual tests whenever you’d like and control which tests you’d like to perform.

Using the built-in GUI, It’s easy to compare tests and historical data collected to see how performance changes over time, or according to Wi-Fi/cellular connection.

In addition to the test-generated in-app information, you can also export additional data collected during a test. This passive data such as Cell ID, Signal Strength and GPS location can be used to further analyze performance across time and locations.

About the App

As part of the Measuring Broadband America Program The FCC Speed Test App assists with improving the visibility, accuracy and transparency of performance data on US mobile broadband.

More information: https://www.fcc.gov/general/measuring-mobile-broadband-performance

Privacy Policy: https://www.fcc.gov/general/mobile-broadband-performance-application-privacy-notice-and-terms-use
Updated on
Nov 11, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
2.13K reviews
July 26, 2022
Update: July 22nd, 2023 - Contact form was fixed, hanging speed tests no longer occurring. Unfortunately, the test data is no longer accessible from the app. This includes the charts and the map. "Contact us" form always displays the following error: "An error has occurred, please check that you've filled in everything correctly and try again. I'm trying to report an issue with this app's background test feature and you can't even contact the developer to report said bugs.
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Steve L
February 24, 2022
The app basically stopped working. The map that was full of hundreds of readings doesn't show anything anymore. I guess the upload test fails since I get a annoying notification about the upload trying to finish that won't go away unless I reboot my phone. I tried contacting the developer but just got a canned answer in response about constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve the app which totally ignored the problem I brought up. I'll fix it myself. I'm uninstaling the app....
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Kirk Yarina
July 11, 2022
Good when it works but leaves always present animated notifications. We're in a rural underserved DSL area where 15Mb is high speed, wanted to get it in the FCC database, plus now that they're working on fiber to the home it'll provide some comparison. It hangs frequently, right now for the last two days, with the flashing progress bar. Also wonder why somebody would think an always present animated notification is a good thing. I'll probably remove it, unfortunately.
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What's new

UI Improvements and bug fixes