This statewide speed test initiative will be used by the Oregon Broadband Office to prioritize grants and infrastructure investments.
Please use the link below to perform a speed test and update state map to help Tillamook County get the funding it needs.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Faster Internet Oregon Speed Test Campaign is a statewide broadband mapping effort that encourages Oregonians to measure their internet speed at home or report if they don’t have no internet connection. This campaign will help identify gaps in high-speed Internet service and provide data to ensure funding decisions on broadband infrastructure are based on an accurate assessment of connectivity gaps in urban, rural and tribal communities. of the whole state.
The Faster Internet Oregon site (www.FasterInternetOregon.org) offers an easy-to-use speed test and asks a few simple location questions for mapping accuracy. The speed test takes less than a minute and will help ensure fair distribution of broadband funds to the communities that need it most.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance to campaign partners. No personally identifiable information will be stored beyond the address provided by residents – and this information will not be available to the public. No information will be sold. Data will only be available to campaign partners and decision makers who sign a data use agreement guaranteeing confidentiality.
WHY OREGON NEEDS IT
The state expects to receive an unprecedented amount of infrastructure funding from various federal sources. To help Oregon communities secure the funding needed to support broadband infrastructure, especially for historically unserved and underserved communities, Oregon must be prepared with accurate information on the current state of Internet access: speeds, cost, providers, etc. Better data will lead to more equitable allocation decisions, ensuring that funds are available to the communities that need them most.
WHAT THIS PROJECT WILL ACCOMPLISH
This campaign will help secure infrastructure funding across the state and ensure that funding is distributed equitably so that everyone has access to fast, affordable internet service.
This project will provide information to individuals about their actual internet speeds, tips and tricks for getting better connectivity, and information about federal programs that can help pay for home internet service.
The Faster Internet Oregon Project will provide decision makers with data that:
- Identify Oregon households without high-speed Internet;
- Clarify which households do not have an internet connection and why;
- Provide cost estimates and assess the competitive viability of a variety of technical solutions for areas with identified gaps.
OUR REQUEST TO YOU
We ask organizations, businesses, and individuals to publicize the Faster Internet Oregon Speed Test.
What: As a trusted communications hub for your community, we ask that you reach out to your constituents, endorse the Faster Internet Oregon initiative as safe and protective of personally identifiable information (PII), and encourage their participation.
How: We have created a materials kit that will make it easier to communicate about the program via email, newsletter or social media – or even provide materials at in-person or door-to-door events. Is there a specific type of outreach material you could use that you don’t see in our toolkit? Do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
When: Beginning May 16
Questions? Please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
The more you help us spread the word, the more data we will receive. Having more information increases communities’ eligibility for funding. We can then improve broadband access where it is needed most.
Faster Internet Oregon is a consortium of nonprofits and government organizations formed to collect and aggregate crowdsourced broadband data across the state to create evolving, dynamic maps that more accurately reflect the state of broadband across the state. Oregon, as well as competitive analysis and cost estimates for funding opportunities.
The project is led by the Oregon Economic Development Association, Onward Eugene, Speed Up America, and Link Oregon. It is supported by the Central Oregon Intergovernment Council, Columbia Pacific Economic Development District, Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, Northeastern Oregon Economic Development District, Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, SOREDI and the South-Central Oregon Economic Development District.