(Revised to include the URL for the speed test.)
BATESVILLE – To help improve broadband connectivity in Indiana, State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) is encouraging Hoosiers to test their internet speed through a website created by the Indiana Broadband Strategic Partnership.
The speed test can be performed multiple times on any device with an internet or cellular connection.
It takes less than a minute and no personal information is collected.
To run the speed test visit: https://www.infarmbureau.org/resources/broadband-speed-test
The goal of the test is to collect data around Indiana to determine which areas are lacking reliable internet service so that improvements can be made. The pandemic has exposed a digital divide for some Hoosiers, who need broadband access for everything from work and school to telehealth appointments and business growth.
The IBSP is a partnership between the Indiana Farm Bureau, Cook Medical Group, the Duke Energy Foundation, the Indiana Association of Realtors, Radius Indiana and the Regional Opportunity Initiative.
The Speed Test was created by GEO Partners, LLC, a company working with multiple states to develop cost-effective broadband services.
This year, lawmakers made an unprecedented investment of $ 250 million to help develop reliable and affordable internet service, especially in unserved and underserved areas, according to a press release provided by Ziemke’s office.