The Google Play Store is host to many an interesting piece of software or app, and most of the time, you will find that one app is far more useful than the others. For those who have heard about the FCC Speed Test, we are pleased to say that this particular app has already appeared on the Google Play Store today, which will be kind of similar in nature to the Speedtest.net app. I guess having some kind of variety is always a good thing, don’t you think so? After all, with Speedtest.net being a staple on the app market for some time already, it is nice to see the FCC come up with an alternative for the masses. The FCC Speed Test will rely on information that has been collected via the app, where this information will then help it hunt down select patterns as it builds out a “map of mobile broadband” that will span through multiple states.
How about privacy concerns, and how will the FCC address them? The FCC has mentioned that “privacy is paramount,” which is why they will ensure that “significant measures” will be taken so that it will be nigh impossible to identify the volunteers who use the app. With the FCC Speed Test app, you will gain privy to real time performance data and historical records, in addition to participating in the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program. I wonder what is the impact on your device’s battery life when you run the FCC Speed Test app all day long in the background. [FCC Speed Test App]