Original-FCC Speed Test

3.0
2.22K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The FCC Speed Test app is part of both the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) and its Measuring Broadband America programs. The BDC tests run by users will help to improve the accuracy of the FCC’s broadband maps showing mobile coverage areas. The Measuring Broadband America program assists with improving the transparency, accuracy, and availability of data on the performance of broadband services in the United States.

App Options

* Run tests in Speed Test mode to check your connection or in Challenge mode to challenge wireless coverage and improve the FCC’s Broadband Map.

* Schedule periodic automatic background tests or conduct manual tests.

* Monitor data usage and set a monthly data usage cap to minimize the data limit excess on a monthly data plan.

* Store test results to compare them over time.

* Export a .zip file containing data collected during tests, as well as additional passive data supported by your device.

Before You Install

The new FCC Speed Test app replaces the legacy version. If you have installed a prior version of this app and wish to retain data obtained by these earlier versions, the data needs to be exported to your device or emailed to you. All previous test results will be permanently deleted upon installation of this new FCC Speed Test app version.

Privacy

Your privacy is safeguarded, and you can opt-in to share information with certain parties. See the Privacy Notice or download the app for more information.

The app may share contact information with your provider to help the FCC build more accurate mobile broadband coverage maps, along with information on the conditions in which the test was run.

The Bigger Picture

By using the FCC Speed Test app, you will help improve the FCC’s maps of mobile coverage across America. The data from these tests contribute to the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection and the Measuring Broadband America programs. The programs are run by the FCC to fulfill its Congressional mandates to collect and make publicly available accurate and transparent performance metrics on U.S. broadband.

More information on the Broadband Data Collection: https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData.

More information on the Measuring Mobile Broadband Performance Program: https://www.fcc.gov/general/measuring-mobile-broadband-performance.
Updated on
Nov 17, 2023

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location and Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.9
2.06K reviews
Russell Sheppard
September 14, 2023
This is a great app. It's nice being able to run tests that will help the FCC figure out where there is wireless coverage and the speeds running in those areas. There is one problem though. It takes 5 different task screens, because the app will run a test. You have to agree to multiple things and choose various options. This is ANNOYING! We shouldn't have to go through so many steps, just to run a test. Please update this and make it much easier to run a test.
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Patrick Lynch
June 1, 2021
Original 04/30/2021: The speed analysis seems to be accurate for me, only showing a little slower than a computer on wired connection (as expected). However, the scheduler seems to not work properly. I have it set to run a wifi only scan every hour, but it went 4 days without scanning (all while connected to my wifi network). Update 06/01/2021: Scheduler is definitely not working and hasn't been fixed. -1 star
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Betty Anne Shores
November 16, 2021
I like the charts, but I wish the data was available in csv format so I could combine it with other device data and other speed test apps. Recently the notifications for the scheduled tests have shown the test running interminably. Have force stopped, flushed cache, etc. Still keeps doing it. Lastly, this app seems to produce consistently lower test results than other apps. Frankly I'd pitch it if it wasn't for the nice charts.
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