A ZNF reader posted a comment that I couldn’t resist sharing. Speed Matters is an activist site that advocates universal high-speed Internet access across the nation. The site’s authors argue, among other things, that the US definition of broadband is too slow and that policy makers should directly address speed and access issues.
The site also has a great speed test for determining how fast your broadband connection runs. The test isn’t perfect because, according to the FAQ, it only tests a finite number of servers and may not have access to the one closest to your location. However, it’s a fun application and hopefully at least roughly accurate. My results are above. Not too shabby. (Thanks, Laura!)