VENTURA COUNTY ASKED TO TEST THEIR INTERNET SPEED
Results from a broadband needs assessment survey and speed test will help identify opportunities to improve internet speed, access & cost.
The Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast (BCPC) in partnership with Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG) has launched a community internet use survey and speed test campaign for the public to self-report their internet experience and speed at home, work or wherever they connect. The campaign is an integral part of an effort funded by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to develop a regional approach to identifying gaps in broadband infrastructure and areas of need, accelerate broadband deployment and catalyze a local response to digital equity issues.
CLICK HERE to access the Community Internet Use Survey and the Speed Test link (https://pcbroadband.org/ventura-county-speed-test/.
Data from the survey and speed test campaign will be mapped by Ookla, a worldwide speed-testing platform and used to identify areas in the county with low or no access to high-speed internet. The public is encouraged to go to Community Internet Use Survey to answer questions about their experience using internet at home and then take the speed test on a personal computer or laptop at home, at work or wherever they connect. Responses will be used to crowdsource data that is important for regional planning and improvement of broadband access.
In December 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation, Broadband for All, to advance the State’s commitment to bring affordable access to high-speed internet service across California. The information collected through the Community Internet Use Survey and speed test will be used to request funding from state and federal sources to improve affordable access to high-performing internet across the region. The collection of speed test data is critical to achieving the following: