The FCC Broadband Speed App Thread

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  1. justbob

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    Now that the FCC has released a download speed tester for Android (It's free. Search for "FCC" in the market place.) I thought it would be neat to compare results. So run the app and post your results. Screenshots would be cool too.

    1. Leave the speed settings at their default (Mbps)
    2. List which server you're testing against.
    3. List where you were when you ran the test.

    I'll start :)

    Testing against Washington, DC server while sitting in my office in Glen Allen, VA:

    Down: 0.71 Mbps
    Up: 0.16 Mbps
    Latency: 141 ms

    I just updated my PRL and got these numbers:

    Down: 0.91 Mbps
    Up: 0.22 Mbps
    Latency: 152ms

    I will post numbers from my FiOS connection as soon as I get home.
     
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    In Los Angeles, CA. Testing against the server in Seattle, WA (I have no idea why, it was the default. Tested against the Los Angeles server, but these earlier speeds were faster.)

    Down: 1.95 Mbps
    Up 0.78 Mbps
    Lat: 152 ms

    And oddly enough, results were faster/par with my home DSL speeds. I now know why I don't even bother turning on WiFi anymore ...

    Btw, how does one do a screenshot? Just never had a reason to get one until today ...
     
  3. KevinJ

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    Testing Chicago Server from Grand Rapids Michigan

    On Wifi...

    Down: 4.91 Mbps
    Up: 1.03 Mbps
    Latency: 68 ms

    With 3G only...

    Down: 1.65 Mbps
    Up: 0.78 Mbps
    Latency: 126 ms
     
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    On 3G against Seattle, WA server from office in Denver, CO

    Down: .86
    Up: .65
    Latency: 387ms

    Running Droidmod at 800mhz

    Edit: I'm in downtown Denver. Does anyone have a guess as to why my speeds seem significantly slower?
     
  5. oatmealboy

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    3G against San Francisco, CA server from San Jose, CA:

    First test @ 11:12am PST:
    Down: 1.64mbps
    Up: 0.28mpbs
    Latency: 245ms

    Second Test 1:37pm PST:
    Down: 1.1mbps
    Up: 0.73mbps
    Latency: 230ms
     
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    From SE Iowa to Chicago on 3G.

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  7. dylanthecat

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    First image is Wifi, second is 3G. From Milwaukee. Not sure how my upload can be that high on Wifi, since our cable service is 10 down and 1 up.
     

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    Heh. I too am from SE Iowa, but out in the middle of nowhere currently.

    I'm rocking:

    Down: .36Mbps
    Up: .55Mbps
    Lat: 145ms

    /flex
     
  9. dylanthecat

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    If you are rooted there are several free programs in the market that make it easy.
     
  10. justin82

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    chicago il
    down .56Mbps
    UP .05 Mbps
    latency 203 ms
     
  11. Elysian

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    You guys do realize the FCC doesn't care about your WiFi speed right?
     
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    i use drocap2 it's free and easy