Recently, the Federal Government has announced plans to fund upgrades to the backbone of Networks across Canada with the hopes that eventually this could make dramatic changes to how you connect to the world over the Internet. Meanwhile, the CRTC has established an ambitious speed target for 90% of Canada to have access to a connection that delivers a speed of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
To establish a starting point and to determine what improvements are necessary for your area, Blue Sky Net is asking you to participate by running speed tests at www.Connectednorth.ca. You will receive real-time results when running the test. We receive a tabular report of the test results too. We will use the results to populate a database of the area’s overall internet performance. No personal information is shared outside of the performance stats that you see yourself. No information is shared with third parties, marketers, or consultants.
To initiate the test, we ask you to give us the street address from where you are running the test. This is important to accurately identify network performances in your neighbourhood. If you’re using a tablet or smartphone with a cellular data plan, please ensure (when possible) you have enabled wi-fi to run the test.
The speed test is located at the bottom of the connectednorth.ca homepage. Over the course of the next month, please feel free to take the test several times, it would help us if you took the test at different times of the day, too!
While you’re at connectednorth.ca, we’d also like you to take our internet access survey to get your opinions on a variety of subjects about internet usage and access. This will also help build the case for service improvements for your area. Like the speed test, no personal information will be shared outside this project!
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