We have made it super easy to cancel FCC Speed Test subscription
at the root to avoid any and all mediums "SamKnows" (the developer) uses to bill you.
Now let us get into the crux of this guide.
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A few things to note and do before cancelling:
To cancel your FCC Speed Test subscription on PayPal, do the following:
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To delete FCC Speed Test from your iPhone, Follow these steps:
The FCC Speed Test app is part of both the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) and its Measuring Broadband America programs. The BDC tests run by users will help to improve the accuracy of the FCC’s broadband maps showing mobile coverage areas. The Measuring Broadband America program assists with improving the transparency, accuracy, and availability of data on the performance of broadband services in the United States. App Options ● Run tests in Speed Test mode to check your connection or in Challenge mode to challenge wireless coverage and improve the FCC’s Broadband Map. ● Monitor data usage and set a monthly data usage cap to minimize the data limit excess on a monthly data plan. ● Store test results to compare them over time. ● Export a .zip file containing data collected during tests, as well as additional passive data supported by your device. Before You Install The new FCC Speed Test app replaces the legacy version. If you have installed a prior version of this app and wish to retain data obtained by these earlier versions, the data needs to be exported to your device or emailed to you. All previous test results will be permanently deleted upon installation of this new FCC Speed Test app version. Privacy Your privacy is safeguarded, and you can opt-in to share information with certain parties. See the Privacy Notice or download the app for more information. The app may share contact information with your provider to help the FCC build more accurate mobile broadband coverage maps, along with information on the conditions in which the test was run. The Bigger Picture By using the FCC Speed Test app, you will help improve the FCC’s maps of mobile coverage across America. The data from these tests contribute to the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection and the Measuring Broadband America programs. The programs are run by the FCC to fulfill its Congressional mandates to collect and make publicly available accurate and transparent performance metrics on U.S. broadband. More information on the Broadband Data Collection: https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData
By Bill in Akron
This refers to the version of the app released January 2021. The app seems to be transparent about privacy and can be constrained to not use to minimize mobile data. The app is light weight by modern standards, “only,” 35 megabytes. This app seems to give somewhat more optimistic performance ratings than Ookla or Dslreports/speetest. Hmm, maybe ISPs are cooking the books a little to make sure that when Uncle Sam is watching, performance looks better than it would otherwise. This app can’t be faulted for any cooking of the books ISPs might do. It is worthwhile to run this app so Uncle Sam can build an ISP performance database.
Nice to see a straightforward speed test. If it helps compare non-biased performance across the country and different areas, and provides good data to target bandwidth improvements in under-resourced areas. Might be good to add a section in the app to show what data is/isn’t collected by using the app? Especially vs commercial speed test apps.
By Steven Epix
Then this APPEARS to be the best speed test app. Due to the nature of it being an iOS app, I understand we're not gonna get to see a lot under the hood to begin with. While the results and tests SEEM the most realistic and genuine in their reporting, I don't know how any of us could know if it's truly legit.
I like this speed test cause it gives you the average of the test results. I really don't care that I got a burst speed of up to such and such for a fraction of a second like the other tests do if it's not going to be representative of actual data usage.
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