Washington State Broadband Access & Speed Survey
As part of the ongoing effort to accurately identify and map low or no high-speed internet service areas, the State Broadband Office needs your help by participating in a brief 1-minute mapping survey. LINK TO SURVEY
This innovative tool was developed in partnership with GEO Partners
and is the only one of its kind used in the United States to provide site-specific real-time tracking of actual broadband service speeds. The survey is quick and easy, and requires nothing more than entering your address and initiating the speed test. Users can take the survey multiple times to have their service speed data averaged.
"Unlike the broadband service data used today, which only shows areas served by ISP’s that report the maximum available speed offering, this tool shows the actual download and upload speeds and catalogs how much people are paying for the service they currently get." says Brian Kuh, Executive Director of EDC Team Jefferson. "This is vitally important information to have as local communities work to apply for grants and other special funding to improve broadband access."
Arlene Alen, Executive Director of The Chamber of Jefferson County adds, "The COVID crisis has helped identify just how critical of a utility broadband is for businesses and residents alike, so building out this service area data for Jefferson County will be invaluable to our efforts to address the current gaps."
You can find out more about the State Broadband Office initiative at broadband.wa.gov
, or click the link below to take the Broadband Access & Speed Survey today. The survey tool will remain open indefinitely, but the State Broadband Office urges communities to populate their data quickly in anticipation of new funding programs coming online soon.
Link to Survey