2014 National Survey of Digital Inclusion at Public Libraries

Internet Speed Test

Take the Speed Test!

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the Digital Inclusion Survey, and for your willingness to run the speed test. More information about the study is available at digitalinclusion.umd.edu.

The speed test is one measure of the public access experience individual users achieve while at your library. Via the survey, we collected your subscribed upload and download connectivity speeds. The speed test captures the speed at a device level.

Please note: We are using speedtest.net (Ookla) to capture the speed data. Ookla is a flash-based tool and thus will not work with IOS (iPhone, iPad) devices and/or may require that you download and install Adobe Flash (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) on your device.

To run the speed test:

  1. While the library is closed to the public, please go to a public access computer or connect with a laptop to the library's WiFi.
  2. Log into the survey website (digitalinclusion.pnmi.com) and locate your branch. Click on the speed test button.
  3. Find your branch, and click on the Begin button.
  4. Indicate whether you are running the test from a WiFi device.
  5. Follow the instruction text containing the link to speedtest.net. Once your speedtest.net test has completed enter the download, upload, and latency values from the speedtest.net site into the respective fields on the form.
  6. Click the "save speed test results" button to record your information.
  7. If you like, you can download your library's results for your records/use in Excel format by clicking the download button next to the begin button. If the branch has yet to participate in the speed testing the download button will not be available.

Thank you for your participation! Need help? Contact iPAC at the University of Maryland e-mail; 301-405-9445 phone.

 

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