Nevada Speed Test

WNDD NV Speed Test pic

The City of Fernley is partnering with other Northern Nevada governments and Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) to launch the Nevada Speed Test, a project to bring reliable broadband service to the region’s most unserved and underserved homes and businesses. 

The Nevada Speed Test is counting on fellow Nevadans to pinpoint those locations by logging on to www.nevadaspeedtest.org, a mapping tool which measures internet speeds. By analyzing home and business connectivity, strategies can be identified and funding solutions pursued that improve regional broadband infrastructure.

The Nevada Speed Test is a primary element of the Western Nevada Broadband Initiative, a coalition of local governments that are members of the Western Nevada Development District (wndd.org) which engages in regional economic development planning. Connectivity has been identified as a cornerstone to business resiliency, education opportunities, financial literacy, access to employment and health care through telemedicine.

The speed test and mapping hardware was created by GEO Partners LLC, a Minnesota-based tech company that analyzes real-time internet speed data by collecting speed test information from residents. GEO is an independent broadband data collection and analysis firm with extensive experience and not affiliated with any internet service providers (ISPs). 

The Nevada Speed Test may be performed on any device that has an internet or cellular connection and takes less than one minute to complete.  Participation by everyone is essential. No personal information will be collected. Repeated speed tests are encouraged during the one-year initiative to better capture variations in internet speeds and collect more statistically valid data.   

The focus of the federal funding will be unserved areas. If you are viewing this and DO NOT have any internet service at home, please contact open the Nevada Speed Test, click on "Enter Address with NO AVAILABLE SERVICE", enter your home address on the next page, and the map will capture your lack of service at the given address.

The Western Nevada Broadband initiative will make this data available to local government partners to better provide the service that their citizens need and to use the data to capture federal grant funding.  

Members of the Western Nevada Broadband Initiative include City of Reno, City of Sparks. City of Fernley. City of Lovelock, City of Fallon, City of Winnemucca, Douglas County, Washoe County, Storey County, Mineral County, Pershing County and Humboldt County. 

For more information, contact Trisha Conner at tconner@cityoffernley.org or call (775) 784-9851.