Monday, May 19, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tester Stephen Crews is puzzled by the Caltrans designation of this road near Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tester Brandt Robinson considers the choice between grapes and broadband in a Sonoma County vineyard near Cloverdale. Sprint and Verizon were pumping out the broadband at this location but AT&T was slow and T-Mobile had no service. So when you are stamping on those grapes, be sure and keep your smart phone dry.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Southern California is officially finished. 75 percent of 1,990 testing locations have been completed as our mobile testers enter the home stretch. As you can see from the map below, all the remaining test points are those red dots in Northern and Central California.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Tester Stephen Crews testing at El Capitan State Beach. How was that beach broadband? Verizon had the highest upload at 4 Mbps and T-Mobile the highest download at 9 Mbps, but neither provider deliverd served speeds of 1.5 up and 6 down. AT&T and Sprint were both well under served speeds. At this location, it may be more satisfying to surf the waves than surf the internet.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
This is Test Point 1037: Tribal Lands from Tester David Faulkner. It is near Fort Bidwell on the northeastern corner of the state. What kind of broadband can we expect at this location? No service to speak of from any provider.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Our intrepid Testers have completed over 60 percent of 1,990 testing locations statewide. So far, Verizon seems to be holding its own as the mobile broadband leader. The blue dots indicate completed tests and the red dots indicate locations where we have not completed tests. As you can see most of the remaining tests are in urban areas. This may explain the lower speeds registered so far. Get ready for some fast speeds as the testers finish their rounds.
What sort of Broadband speed did we get at this location? Both the AT&T and Verizon phones were pumping out the broadband at this location at 20 Mbps. Sprint and T-Mobile had no coverage whatsoever.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Attention current CalSPEED users and potential CalSPEED users. The CPUC's Android mobile app for testing mobile broadband speeds has been improved. A bug has been fixed which caused the app to run out the battery when the app was not in use. Please go to Google Play, download this new version to your phone and start testing mobile broadband speeds in your community. All the results are crowdsourced to our Interactive Broadband Map and we use these results to help determine whether a community is eligible for broadband subsidies.