Friday, July 19, 2013

Next California Broadband Council meeting is August 12

The next meeting of the California Broadband Council will be in Sacramento on August 12. The Council will be discussing recycling computers, installing wireless equipment on public buildings, and enhancing computer literacy and broadband adoption.

Monday, August 12, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Legislative Office Building (“LOB”)
1020 N  Street, Room 100

Thursday, July 11, 2013

3rd Round (Spring 2013) Mobile Field Test Results Now Available

We just published the results from the Spring 2013 mobile field testing, done in April this year. Go to the CPUC web site to download the Excel spreadsheet.

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Mobile Broadband Drive-Test Project

Beginning May 2012 and every six months through 2014, the CPUC will be sending teams to drive around the state and measure the actual mobile broadband service of the big four providers, both with smartphones and laptop data cards.  We’re testing at the same designated 1200 points for each test.  These results will help determine the areas of the state that are un-served or under-served by broadband service, and thus eligible for CASF and various federal broadband infrastructure grants and subsidies. Our results will also demonstrate the extent to which mobile broadband service is a substitute for wired service.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Over 1,500 tests performed and 4 new overseas locations added!

Yesterday marked the 1,500th test performed on CalSPEED. We were happy also to see four new overseas locations where testing is being done. They are Bankok, Thailand, Mallorca, Spain, Newcastle, U.K., and Pradesh, India.