A Network Speed Test simply tests the type and strength of the connection to the internet from your device! Our test is very secure. The Brown County Broadband team can use the information from your test to direct us to the parts of the Brown County Community that need a high speed speed connection! PLEASE TAKE THIS SPEED TEST NO MATTER HOW STRONG OR POOR YOUR NETWORK CONNECTION IS!
In June 2020, the Brown County Community School District #1 (serving as the fiscal agent) applied for the Connect IL Broadband grant. $15,000 was awarded and Nick Hendricker is serving as the Brown County Broadband Facilitator. Many local leaders and agencies are involved in this project, including, but not limited to the City of Mt Sterling, Brown County Action, Brown County Library, YMCA, County Board, Brown County Health Department, Brown County Housing Authority, Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois, Dot Foods/Tracy Family Foundation, ROE #1, CASSCOMM and Adams Telephone Co-Operative.
A team of community members in Brown County is working together to increase the availability of high-speed internet in rural Brown County. The first step in the process is to gather data to demonstrate Brown County’s need for high-speed internet.
How can you help? Take a free and anonymous internet speed test from your Brown County home while connected to your home internet connection or simply share your address to let the team know that you do not have internet access at your home.
Feel free to encourage your Brown County friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to take the speed test as well. The more data that is collected, the better opportunity Brown County will have to present our need for high-speed internet to internet service providers and the state and federal government.
The Steering Committee currently meets several times a month which includes Kris Gallaher (Brown County School District IT Director), Dawn Hughes (Brown County School Board Member), Vada Yingling (City Administrator), Jennifer Ingram (CEO Facilitator), Allix Reich (Action Brown County - Board of Directors Chair), and Dan Teefey (Executive Director Tracy Family Foundation).
How can you help? We encourage you to take the speed test from your Brown County residence and also share this information with your Brown County friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.
Click below to begin the speed test now.... If you need help, keep scrolling. You will have an option to take the speed test at the end of the tutorial. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTERNET SPEED TEST REGARDLESS OF YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER OR NETWORK SPEED!
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO TAKE YOUR SPEED TEST