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Need more speed? Take government's online "speed test"

For many rural businesses, access to high-speed internet remains a big concern. It is estimated that about 20 per cent of Islanders cannot access adequate internet services, mainly in rural areas.  To help plan for future improvements, government is asking Island residents and businesses to take their online "speed test." The online test will measure and record the upload and download speeds of your Internet service. 

What device should I use to take the test?

You can complete the survey and speed test from your home or business computer (laptop, desktop or tablet) if you have one. A mobile phone can be used if it is connected to your home or business network. Only one response per household or business is required.

How long will the test take?

After asking a few survey questions about your internet service and location, a speed test will be conducted which should only take a few minutes.

How will the results be used?

Utlimately, the results of the test will be used to identify where improvements are most needed.  The input you provide for the Internet Speed survey is personal information collected the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act.  Aggregate data from survey results may be shared with third-party ISP companies.

Ready to start the test?  Click here

March 31, 2017

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