The Minnesota Speed Test Initiative needs your help

A graphic showing an internet speed dial. The text says, "The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is conducting a statewide crowd-sourced internet speed testing initiative. Take the test in one minute or less! www.mnruralbroadbandcoalition.com/speedtest"
 
Broadband access is important now more than ever.  Most students in Minnesota will be distance learning in some form this fall. We know that thousands across the state don’t have access to broadband internet in their homes.

The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is conducting a statewide crowd-sourced internet speed testing initiative. The goal of this project is to create an accurate statewide map of where internet service is available and what speeds people are currently receiving.

The test takes less than 30 seconds to complete, can be taken on any internet-connected device and instructions are available in English and Spanish. http://www.mnruralbroadbandcoalition.com/speedtest

Materials including social media templates are available to encourage your students, patrons, and communities to take part. http://mnruralbroadbandcoalition.com/minnesota-broadband-speedtest/speed-test-communication-materials