Can I use any speed testing app?

Use the FCC app first. The FCC’s Speed Test app generates the only data that the FCC uses to challenge ISP claims of service and available speeds. Additionally, the data can be acquired for free by the public, governments and researchers. 

Other apps consider test result information proprietary, charge fees for access and often don’t share the raw data. The FCC will consider this information but it carries lest weight since it's much harder for them to verify.

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1. Can I use any speed testing app?
2. Why is public data important?
3. What if my speeds are less than my provider claims to offer?
4. Why do some areas of the county have slow or no service?
5. What if I can’t get internet at my home or business?
6. Does connection speed matter?
7. Should I check my Wi-Fi or my mobile connection?
8. How often should I test my speeds?
9. What if I like a different app?
10. Can I test speeds from my laptop or computer?
11. Where can I learn more?