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Best Internet Speed Test

Working From Home Digital Literacy

WFH or Working From Home requires knowledge of internet speeds and the factors that contribute to your online experiences. Running a speed test helps to understand:

  • How long will it take to upload and download files?
  • Videos streaming experience?
  • Video conference experience?
    • Video pixelation – is the video optimized to present you and your network as clear as possible?
    • Audio without latency ?
    • No conference dropouts or re-connects?
  • Responsive smartphone, laptop, tablet, or game console use with your home WiFi?
  • IoT – Internet of Things, that work?

Consider running an internet speed test to understand the variables throughout the day including:

  • Time of day
  • Number of users in household online
  • Video demands
  • Weather – for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) or satellites

The WNC Broadband project is advocating on your behalf for future-proof solutions that provide internet connectivity and digital literacy for all.


Liam Tung. (2021, June 10). Best internet speed test 2021: Test your connection. ZDNet; ZDNet. https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-internet-speed-test/

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Digital Divide

Internet Access & E-Learning

ln this ~8 minute video Mashable’s Rachel Kraus walks through the many ways the digital divide has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and why thinking about the internet as a freeway could inform how we close it.

The video includes wonderful graphs and images to support the visualization of the technology topics including:

  • Digital divide and the demographic data
  • Kids doing homework in a parking lots
  • Infrastructure
  • Internet Access
  • Government service delivery
  • Download, upload, latency speeds
  • Equipment, home layout
The ‘Digital Divide’ and COVID-19’s Impact on Internet Access | Mashable

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TV Display Might Not Get 4k Resolution

Epic Games of NC – Featured Games to Download, Play

Broadband or high speed internet provides many opportunities:

  • Telehealth
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Entertainment

But what if your community does not get broadband or internet speeds for the future? 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up would likely not be sufficient for 4k resolution large television monitors and definitely not enough speed for 8k resolution monitors.

The featured screen-shot (above) informed me that in my work location, my download speeds would likely not be sufficient for gaming on Google’s new Stadia platform at 4K resolution.

Let’s take this concept to the future.

Lost Broadband Opportunity

So if your broadband speeds are not fast enough for 4k resolution and current monitors?

What about the necessary internet speeds for other high speed internet benefits?

If you worked for a branch of North Carolina’s Epic Games, a huge global gaming platform; you’d likely not consider coming to Asheville or Western North Carolina to work remotely if very high speed internet is necessary for employment and entertainment.

Fiber is the Future

To future-proof our investments in broadband networks; DSL, cable, satellite, and sometimes wireless broadband services may likely not provide the gigabit speeds needed for our future. Fiber to the home or business is the future-proof investment needed for WNC!