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NYS wants YOU to test your Internet Speed

By Dave Lucas

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Albany, NY – How fast is YOUR internet? New York State officials care calling on all residents to log on and take "the Internet Speed Test" --- Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more...

The speed of broadband internet can make or break a community when it comes to attracting new business for economic development. That's one reason why the New York State Office of Cyber Security and UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government are working hand in hand to gauge average connectivity and identify un-served and under-served high speed internet areas. Surveying, mapping, and improving New York State's broadband connections is an ongoing effort engaging government, businesses, and private citizens. The initiative is funded with $2.5 million in federal stimulus money. The initial broadband data collection and mapping activities, based in part on data collected through the website, will continue through 2014.