November 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm #180940
Didn’t see anything for use with Iphone but….
CAUTION this will be one of those things that “call home” with some degree of regularity….
Read more information from FCC document page:
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
FCC UNVEILS NEW, FREE SPEED TEST APP TO EMPOWER CONSUMERS WITH U.S. MOBILE BROADBAND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION APP EXPANDS LANDMARK MEASURING BROADBAND AMERICA PROGRAM TO MOBILE, CROWDSOURCES DATA TO ASSESS MOBILE BROADBAND NETWORK PERFORMANCE NATIONWIDE
Today, the Federal Communications Commission released its first public version of the FCC Speed Test app for Android smartphones. The app is available free of charge for smartphones running the Android operating system in the Google Play store. FCC Speed Test is an open-source, crowdsourcing program to assess mobile broadband performance nationwide. Developed in cooperation with broadband experts, major wireless service providers and other stakeholders, the app will provide consumers with open, transparent information on their own mobile broadband speeds. In 2014, the FCC will release interactive maps and other tools to allow consumers to see meaningful information about mobile broadband network performance around the country based on aggregate data collected by the app.
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