Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CalSpeed's new version to Include Improvements

For citizens interested in getting personally involved with our mobile testing program, there is always the option of downloading our mobile app, CalSpeed, in which any data you complile will be crowdsourced to our Interactive Map. Of special note, at the end of the month there will be a new version of CalSpeed that will include a testing history, so you can keep a record of all your tests, and it will provide GPS coordinates so we can track the crowdsource testing better geographically for the Map. Our designers at California State Monterey Bay are hard at work. CalSpeed is a top of the line mobile broadband speed app and what's more, it is free and available for download at Google Play. download on the Google Play store.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Why are we Conducting these Mobile Tests?

Some folks out there might be asking, why are we doing all this mobile testing? We are doing this testing because there is marked difference between what providers are claiming about broadband speed and coverage and what our mobile testers are finding in the field. Below is a map that shows difference between what a provider is claiming and what we are finding regarding speed and coverage.

In the purple and red map below, we see purple areas in which we were unable to validate the claimed speeds of AT&T mobility. The red areas show where we unable validate the claimed coverage of AT&T mobility.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Check Out our Mobile Testing Map

Are you interested in finding out more about the 1,200 points we just completed testing for mobile  broadband speeds? Here is a map which shows how much we have blanketing the state with our tests. Over the next few months we will going over the data from our third round of testing and will try to identify trends in mobile broadband among the four major providers, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T. Stay tuned and find out which providers are making improvements and which are not.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jeff Tan's Lonely Road and the End of Mobile Testing

We are officially finished with the third round of mobile testing. Here tester Jeff Tan documents a particularly isolated stretch of California between the city of Fresno and Interstate 5.