All Hoosiers are encouraged to participate in the Indiana Speed Test, a crowd-sourced internet speed test created by GEO Partners LLC and promoted by Indiana Farm Bureau.
The speed test is offered through the Indiana Broadband Strategic Partnership (IBSP), a coalition formed by INFB with other groups to help bring reliable broadband to the most unserved and underserved communities across the state.
The Indiana Speed Test is available at www.infb.org/speedtest as well as the websites of IBSP partners and collaborating organizations. It provides real-time internet speed data by collecting speed test information from residents. Displayed on geographic information system (GIS) layers, the data pinpoints areas that are most in need of reliable, affordable access to broadband service.
GEO Partners LLC, a Minnesota-based company that focuses on enabling cost-effective planning and deployment of broadband, created the test. The company is working with other states – including Minnesota, Washington, Maine, Kentucky and Nebraska, as well as the nationally designated Delta Regional Authority that covers parts of eight states along the Mississippi River – to gather broadband data.
The goal for the Indiana Speed Test is to gather data in all areas of Indiana. The GEO Partners software platform and the data will be available to local governments and organized broadband groups to analyze potential solutions and aid their applications for Indiana’s Next Level Connections Grants and a variety of federal grants.
It is also hoped that the Indiana Speed Test data will jumpstart efforts to plan broadband infrastructure investments from the local portions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, so that decision-makers make investments with the greatest impact.
The speed test may be performed multiple times on any device that has an internet or cellular connection. The test takes less than one minute to complete, and no personal information will be collected.