The FCC brings back its broadband speed testing tool for iOS

After a hiatus, the Federal Communication Commission is once again polling iOS users to get an idea of their connection speeds, part of a larger test of America’s broadband infrastructure. A new app called FCC Speed Test, which was released earlier today, measures broadband performance. That includes download and upload speeds, latency, and packet loss — all things that can be sent back to the FCC as part of its nationwide study. A nearly identical app was released for Androidusers last November, alongside a plan to rekindle a study on mobile broadband performance across different providers.

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