Taking Internet Speed Test Could Help Improve Service, State and Local Officials Say

Aug 25, 2017

Colorado state and local governments are mapping Internet speeds in the region to increase broadband availability, affordability, and quality.

The Colorado Broadband Office and the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments are encouraging users to test their internet speeds before the end of August by using an online application that tests each user’s connection without collecting personal data.

Southwest Council of Governments Executive Director Miriam Gillow-Wiles says her organization then plans to use the data to work with internet service providers to improve internet infrastructure and service in Montezuma, Dolores, San Juan, Archuleta, and La Plata Counties. Colorado Broadband Office Executive Director Tony Neal-Graves says 108 unique users have taken the test as of Friday, and more responses will help them better analyze the data.