• On June 1, 2010, the FCC released survey results showing that 4 out of 5 Americans do not know the broadband speed they are getting from their service provider. However, 91% of those surveyed said they were happy with the speed they were getting, either responding they were “very” or “somewhat” satisfied. A summary of the survey results are available here.
  • The FCC has an initiative aimed toward achieving better measurement of actual broadband speeds. It is a program that seeks 10,000 volunteers to install hardware on their home computers to measure their broadband speed. As previously announced in April, the FCC is partnering with SamKnows in this effort. The FCC is now ready to set up the volunteers to begin measuring broadband speeds. The Public Notice asking for comment on the test plan was released in April 2010 and can be found here. The FCC also released a consumer fact sheet on testing home broadband speeds, available here.
  • On June 1, 2010, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on whether and how to pursue a similar measurement program for mobile broadband services. CG Docket No. 09-158, CC Docket No. 98-170, WC Docket No. 04-36. The FCC seeks comment on possible metrics for measuring mobile broadband and methods to gather the information. Comments are due July 1, 2010, and the Public Notice may be found here.
  • On June 2, 2010, the FCC announced it is seeking applications for membership on the FCC-Native Nations Broadband Task Force. The Task Force is intended to assist the FCC in increasing adoption and availability of broadband on tribal lands. The Task Force will be comprised of senior FCC staff and elected leaders from federally recognized Native American governments or governmental entities. Members must commit to a two-year term. More information on applying to serve on the Task Force can be found here.