Wisconsin broadband speed test aims to find slow service, dead zones
With high-speed internet considered essential for Wisconsin’s growth and prosperity, consumers and businesses have been asked to take speed tests to determine where coverage is lacking.

The latest free test, promoted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., will help show where internet speeds are below the Federal Communications Commission definition of broadband — an always-on connection of 25 Megabit per second downloads and 3 Mbps uploads — adequate for ordinary tasks such as streaming a video or posting items on social media....

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Ken Notes: Allow me an observation as a former tech consultant, elected official, and advisor to a governor and liaison with the state legislature -- our legislators often make policy and infrastructure decisions based on lobbyists, politics and a lack of knowledge. This often leads to horrible decisions and extremely self serving policy on both sides of the isle. The failure to recognize the potential of 5G, aging computer systems, and pouring money into businesses that do not need it are par for the course. We need independent nonpartisan advisory sources to guide policy for the people. This once was the way we did things...



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