Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Plenty of Broadband at this Isolated Locale

This lovely photo is taken by tester 10, Steven Crews. This is site 1993, near Mono Lake east of the Sierra Mountains. What kind of broadband can we find at this location? The Verizon phone clocked in at 26 Mbps. The Verizon netbook hit 18 Mbps. There is plenty of broadband here for surfing, streaming and texting if your provider is Verizon. AT&T were speeds were both below 6 Mbps for both netbook and phone, while Sprint and T-Mobile service were negligible.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beautiful View but No Broadband

Our first photo from the fifth round. Here is the view from site 2357 just east of Kings Canyon National Park. And what kind of broadband service can be found at this location? None of the providers we tested, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint had any service at this location. There is no opportunity to surf, check e-mail or have a conversation at this location. Places like this are getting harder and harder to find as the mobile broadband providers build up their networks.

Friday, April 11, 2014

T-Mobile Beats Verizon on the First Day of Testing!

On the first day of testing T-Mobile beat Verizon both up and down. Will this continue? Stay Tuned!
Row Labels Average of average up Average of average down
 AT&T 3512.899286 7265.671429
 Sprint 1898.348529 3579.602206
 T-Mobile 8224.511029 11942.88309
 Verizon 5961.952857 10587.83
Grand Total 4897.080072 8352.442391

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Fifth Round of Testing will Produce More Videos Than Ever

Fans of California Mobile Testing videos have something to look forward to this round: More Videos Than Ever Before. The glamour of mobile testing, as shown by this above classic by David Hugens, will be amply demonstrated and uploaded to our blog. Mobile testing will no longer be an abstract concept as the sights and sounds of our mobile testers' experiences are streamed into the homes of folks all over the state. The mobile wireless network is being deployed and improved as we speak. Watch as our mobile testers document those improvements featuring the distinctive sights and sounds of California.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mobile Testing will Begin April 14

For all those mobile testing fans who were expecting to see our mobile testers on those California roads this Monday, I am sorry to report that our fifth round of mobile testing will be delayed one week. This will allow time for some of that snow to melt on those mountain country roads. And what developments will this latest round bring? Will Verizon continued to expand its reach into some of the more isolated sections of the state? Will Sprint continue building up its network and speed to contest T-Mobile and AT&T? And how will all these dramatic increases in mobile coverage effect our state's California Advanced Services Fund subsidy program? Stay tuned.