The State of Wisconsin recognizes how very important quality internet access is for, well, just about anything these days. Remote work, economic opportunity, education, entertainment. These days it’s all found on the information highway…and some of us are traveling faster than others. Improving digital equity for everyone in our state improves everyone’s opportunities. Wisconsin’s Dept. of Public Instruction has launched an effort to measure internet speeds around the state and these reports can help inform the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access and other broadband task groups working on the issue.
Naturally, they’ve reached out to libraries as partners in this information collection project! Just as naturally, we reach out to you, our patrons and friends. Get an accurate measurement of your home internet speed by taking the M-Lab Speed Test. Take the test more than once, at different times of the day!.The more information they have, the better decisions can be made about investing in an improved State broadband infrastructure for all Wisconsinites.
Should you wish to read more about the DPI’s digital equity efforts, follow this link.