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Toolkit: DPI Broadband Speed Test

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What they’re doing

DPI is collaborating with Measurement Lab (M-Lab) to collect data on internet connection speeds across Wisconsin. DPI will use M-Lab’s internet speed test data to create detailed reports and to provide maps of internet speeds across the state.

Why they’re doing it

The data will give the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access (and other broadband task groups) the information they need to target improvements where internet speeds and performance are poor.

Your input is critical 

In order to get an accurate picture of the state, we need a lot of accurate data. That’s where you come in. The more data M-Lab can collect, the better we can model internet connection speeds across the state.

How you can help

  • Include a link to the M-Lab Speed Test on your library websites, Facebook pages, and any other communication platforms your library uses. The URL to link to the speed test is https://speed.measurementlab.net/#/. (For WVLS and IFLS websites participating in our website services: we can do this for your website for you! Reply to this email and Anne will do so.) 

  • Encourage community members to test their internet connection speeds at home, several times if possible! Include this in e-mails and newsletters, tuck into pick-up bags, encourage your trustees and volunteers to participate and share.

  • Share the URLs of pages where you have posted the link, so DPI can get an idea of how the speed test is being promoted around the state. (They’re looking for your social media posts as well as your website. Again, if you participate in website services, we’ll forward your website URL. You’d still want to notify them of your social media posts.)

Suggested language

“Want better home internet? We’re working on it and you can help. Three clicks, no questions. It’s that easy. Take the home internet speed test today.”

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Share the URLs of posts where you have posted the link, so DPI can get an idea of how the speed test is being promoted around the state.

Facebook header or newsletter graphic

If you use this as a header, please share the URLs of pages where you have posted the link, so DPI can get an idea of how the speed test is being promoted around the state.

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