The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) needs your help participating in the CPUC’s Home Broadband Study.
Based on its successful CalSPEED broadband testing and analysis program, the CPUC has developed a program to test and analyze the actual service quality being received by California consumers of fixed broadband services. The study, conducted in partnership with the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico and California State University, Monterey Bay, will enable research on a number of issues critical to understanding the status of broadband service in the state. Such issues will include the extent to which various technologies and companies are delivering on their promised speeds, whether there are differences in the quality of fixed service in rural versus urban areas, and the extent to which projects deployed using state and federal infrastructure grants are meeting the required service levels of those grants.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
As a Fresno County resident, sign up to volunteer to participate in the CPUC’s testing program. Interested volunteers can sign up by going to www.calspeed.net and completing a simple survey. We will initially choose approximately 50 volunteers but will expand that number to 500 or more in the coming months. Eligible candidates will be chosen to ensure a mix of factors, which may include provider, technology, location, and subscription service needs. Boxes will be shipped to selected volunteers with instructions for activation. Volunteers will be instructed on how and when to return the testing device so that it can be redeployed elsewhere.
Questions about the project? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.