Friday, November 22, 2013

iPhone Mobile Broadband App Now Available

We have some exciting news for iPhone users. Our iPhone app, CalBroadband, is now available on the iPhone app store. Download it today. By using this app, you can locate broadband providers in your community, for fixed service, mobile service and satellite. You can also compare and contrast cell phone provider speed claims with CPUC estimates of cell phone speeds. CalBroadband has two choices for accessing broadband data.

First, you can just pin a point on the map to access our data or you can enter in a street address. The app's map also tracks your current location, which you can also click on to look up broadband service.

Unlike our android speed test app, this iPhone app does not conduct broadband speed tests. We are hoping to release an iPhone app that does this test some time next year.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Glamour of Mobile Broadband Testing

With all the striking California scenery, Tester Chris Perry insists the life of the mobile tester is a glamorous one.

Tester Hugens Attempts an Energy Boost

What are the secrets of David Hugens' mobile testing prowess?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tester Steven Crews Rushes to his Next Test Point in Santa Ynez

In an effort to hit that next test point, 2094, Steven Crews blew quickly through some iconic California scenery. And what sorts of speeds did he find there? Verizon netbook delivered 7 Mbps upstream and 16 Mbps downstream. The Verizon phone measured 4 Mbps upstream and 14 Mbps downstream. The other providers were not even close.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Speed Tester David Hugens Lays Down the Gauntlet

Hugens crows about his testing prowess and so far, he has walked the talk leading the pack in locations tested.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dairy, Dairy, Everywhere

Tester Dan Lucero indicates an important broadband policy making objective has been reached.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Off Road Enthusiasts Question Tester Stephen Crews' Sanity

A group of Off-Highway Vehicle enthusiasts debate whether to call the mental institute on moble tester Stephen Crews for driving a Chevy Malibu down this road, Point 2153 near the Colorado River: 

Nothing gets in the way of our intrepid mobile broadband testers. The courageous Crews would not be from deterred from his call of duty. What kind of speeds did Crews find at this location? Not a quality road but plenty of quality broadband. Once again the Verizon phone was off the charts at 33 Mbps down and 8 Mbps up. The Verizon netbook managed 14 Mbps down and 11 up. The other providers were nowhere close. The AT&T phone clocked in at 1.2 Mbps down and .2 up and their netbook managed .9 down and .4 up. Sprint and T-Mobile speeds went from extremely low to nonexistent.