FCC Broadband App allows you to tell the FCC if you’re getting what your provider claims is available.

I learned of the FCC Broadband Map today, which you can help build by downloading the FCC Speed Test iOS app, and running speed tests.

I live in a dark zone where it’s hard to get a signal outside, and impossible inside. Verizon claims on their map that I have perfect 5G, which I’ve never once seen here. And yet, when I stood on my back deck today, the wind must have been strong for me to get the highest numbers I’ve ever seen on my property.

FCC broadband test results 13Mbps down

In my shock, I ran a fast.com test immediately afterwards and got something far more regular. What explains the ten-fold gap in results?

fast.com speed test results 1.8mbps down