November 11, 2022 5:15 p.m.
From Kenosha County:
KENOSHA, WIS. – Kenosha County officials are encouraging residents and business owners to take an online speed test to help gather data on internet speeds across the county. The test is available now through the end of the year for Kenosha County residents at www.kenoshacounty.org/quickconnect and takes less than a minute.
The data gathered from the speed test will be used to position the county for investing in broadband infrastructure, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman said. “Residents of Kenosha County need affordable, fast and efficient access to the Internet,” Kerkman said. “By passing the speed test, residents can help the county attract needed investment for our broadband infrastructure.”
Residents have a unique opportunity to help Kenosha County secure fast, affordable internet access for everyone, said Kenosha County Chief Information Officer Shawn Smith. After completing the speed test, users will be able to determine if their Internet speed meets FCC standards (25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload). “If the data collected from the speed test indicates that Kenosha County residents have slow internet connections,” Smith said. “Internet service providers that serve the county may be eligible to receive state and federal grants to improve broadband infrastructure.”
Kerkman said collecting speed test results would likely reduce the time it takes for service providers to receive funding to improve broadband infrastructure updates. “Residents who pass the speed test will help Kenosha County communities gain better access to higher quality internet,” Kerkman said.