Just a reminder of today’s lunch bunch. We’re going to be talking about speed tests. I’ preparing for the discussion and ran into what appears to be a pretty good outline of speed test topics. I can hear from the experts if it is in line with their thinking. Otherwise here’s the original post about the meeting…
Speed tests connect users, providers and policymakers.
Speed tests are tools that households can use to let broadband providers and policymakers know what they are experiencing. They are used to create maps that help providers decide who needs better broadband, help policymakers decide who needs attention and people decide where to relocate homes or businesses. But what do we do when different tests show different results? What do different tests consider? And what are contributing factors?
We have a few folks on the frontlines willing to come to talk to us about the tests and we want to hear from you. What are you experiencing? Do you have questions?
Pleased to have folks from Geo Partners (Glenn Fishbine and Paul Demming) and a few providers (Travis Carter from USI) and hopefully Steve Howard from Paul Bunyan (based on availability) join us for the conversation.