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Flagler officials encourage residents to take ‘internet speed tests’

FLAGLER COUNTY, Florida. – Flagler County officials are encouraging county residents to take an “internet speed test” to help them find opportunities to expand broadband services in Florida.

Officials said the test is anonymous and takes about a minute to complete, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will take test results to find out which areas have slower internet speeds.

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“The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is working with local governments, like Flagler County, and other agencies across the state to understand existing community needs and to better serve Floridians through future funding opportunities. broadband infrastructure,” said deputy county administrator Jorge Salinas. “The state’s efforts will expand and improve connectivity throughout Florida and pave the way for future growth.”

The test results will help populate a “broadband availability map,” which displays information about internet speed and responsiveness in different locations across the state, according to the DEO.

Flagler County voted last year to negotiate a contract to establish internet connections on 187 “road miles”.

Officials said the schedule for completion of the first phase of the project is expected to end next year barring any delays.

Reports show that the test can be performed on any device and from any location. For more information or to take the survey, visit the DEO website here.

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