Digital Inclusion @ Home
Schools and workplaces are closing across the country and around the globe; students and professionals are conducting more and more of their day-to-day work online. Digital inclusion advocates are collaborating in this initiative to build understanding of the impact that increased teleworking has on the Internet regionally, and to document how our broadband connectivity speeds are being impacted by this increased load over time: Can home connectivity support all of the traditional offline activities that have now moved online (i.e., teleconferencing instead of face-to-face meetings, video streaming instead of lectures, etc.)? What fraction of people are able to meet the performance level required by telepresence requirements? Which constituencies are facing additional detrimental impacts of telework and teleschooling due to poor broadband speeds? Are some networks unable to cope with the sudden shift in demand?
If you are on a fixed line connection, (not mobile phone or mobile hotspot) please participate by completing our speed test!