Officials with the Delta Regional Authority are mapping the internet in Louisiana and need the help from the public.
A free anonymous online speed test is live for the Delta Broadband Mapping Project meant to identify regions where broadband infrastructure needs to be invested in to make telehealth, distance learning and remote work a reality for residents.
The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership formed by Congress in 2000 which supports economic development across the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt which spans across eight states, including Louisiana.
To take the internet cost and speed test which takes less than a minute, click here.
Results of the speed test show individuals what their internet upload and download speeds are in real time. No personal information is collected during the test and the results are anonymized. Personal devices using a virtual private network, or VPN, should be disabled during the speed test. To improve accuracy, don’t play video games or stream movies during the speed test.
“The Delta Broadband Mapping Project allows our state partners to accurately identify digital divides and ultimately obtain state and federal resources dedicated to broadband expansion projects,” said Shawna Blair, spokesperson for the Delta Regional Authority in a news release.
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