Download Smartphone App to Test Mobile Broadband in Your Community

04/30/2014 Data, PSC / Link Wisconsin, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Wisconsin needs your help.

Mobile Broadband access is important  for business, public safety, and recreational purposes all across Wisconsin.  The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) wants to help validate mobile connectivity and speeds. To achieve this, a crowd sourcing app is available that empowers citizens to capture connectivity data that can then be analyzed by the PSC.More volunteers that are willing to load the application on their mobile devices are needed. Ideally, people with large data plans, but the consumer can also limit the monthly use of data for the application to as low as 500 MB.

Greater data collection efforts are needed in some specific areas and for specific carriers. In particular, the PSC is looking for volunteers for the following areas:

  • Verizon Customers: Everywhere south of US Highway 10.  Also in particular, more data is needed for: Brown, Door, Douglas, Kewaunee, Langlade, and Outagamie Counties.
  • U.S. Cellular Customers:  Adams, Buffalo, Crawford, Manitowoc, rural Sauk, Trempealeau, Walworth, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood Counties.
  • AT&T, CellCom, Sprint, T-Mobile, and all Small Networks: Need tests in the entire state within their advertised service areas.

If you are willing to help by loading the Mobile Pulse Application, please email Colter Sikora at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and tell him you are interested: Colter.Sikora@wisconsin.gov  If you know like-minded folks who would consider helping, feel free to share this post!

If you are only able to support a minimal amount (less than 1 GB) of data collection based on your data plan, please consider downloading the “consumer grade” app. To do this, simply go to the Android Play Store or Apple App Store and search and download the LinkWISCONSIN Mobile Test application.

 


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