FCC's Speed Test App to provide info on mobile network performance

This Thursday, the FCC is scheduled to hear a presentation regarding its new Speed Test App for smartphones using Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG)  Android operating system. The crowdsourcing app is expected to provide "open, transparent, and accurate information about mobile broadband services across the United States," according to the FCC, and should provide impartial data to consumers, industry, and policymakers. The commission announced plans for the app in September 2012. The Wall Street Journal reported that trade group CTIA as well as the four national U.S. mobile carriers have agreed to participate in the program. The FCC has not indicated when versions of the app for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS or other operating systems might become available. For more, see this article. (sub. req.)

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