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The Government's New Pocket-Sized Broadband Speedometer

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 15 2010

Credit: iTunes Store

We noted on Friday that the Federal Communications Commission had released an official version of a web app designed to tell Americans just how fast and stable their broadband Internet connects are. Also worth noting is that there's now a mobile version of the FCC's Broadband Speed Test, too -- an iPhone app that uses your phone's built-in GPS capabilities to figure out where in the U.S. you are, and then tell just how robust your mobile Internet connection truly is.

If you're reading the tea leaves for policy clues, the FCC's iPhone Broadband Speed Test app is just one more reminder that this Federal Communications Commission intends to have its say over mobile broadband, not just the land-based stuff.