The government is getting more involved with Internet speeds (not that net neutrality hasn’t been on the minds of everyone who uses the Internet to work and play). On Tuesday, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) released an iOS app to test speeds for U.S broadband connections. The app provides feedback on how the network is operating and also pulls together speed and location data to create a nationwide performance map of broadband speeds.
The FCC Speed Test app has been available on the Android platform for some time now, and the iOS app uses the same layout with an iOS 7 design. The FCC has released the app as part of its Measuring Broadband America initiative, and is now going to be able to measure download/upload speeds, network latency and packet loss, as well as speed data from past connections as well as real-time performance.
FCC Speed Test for iOS is now available as a free download from the App Store.