Push on internet speed tests to increase chance at $1B in funding | News

Improving internet connectivity is a continuing work in progress for Idaho where much of the state, notably North Central Idaho, is lacking in not only access but in speeds to allow for many residential and commercial uses. CEDA (Clearwater Economic Development Association) is pursuing federal grant funding to go toward local projects to improve and expand access. Essential to this is public involvement in a broadband crowd-source speed project.

Residents are being asked to take a speed test on either their PC or laptop, the results of which organizers hope will demonstrate Idaho’s need is greater than what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) currently estimates, and in turn bring in substantially more dollars.

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