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How it works for Canadian Communities

Data helps you assess broadband service levels in your community before and after internet infrastructure improvements.

If you can measure it, you can manage it!

Communities get their own custom-branded community testing portal via a unique branded domain name.

Portals allow users to run tests and present the speed in your region using heat maps organized by neighborhoods, wards, or other available criteria that you set.

Decision makers and citizens alike can compare results across the area in a manner that they understand.

Gain access to test data reports and dashboards.

Benefits of the program

Partnering in our community broadband performance testing program will provide you access to valuable crowd-sourced data on the health of internet connections in your area. Plus we are here to support and provide guidance on how to best leverage all that information!

Any complex customization required by a community or region is done on a cost-recovery basis.  So you not only get the worlds most advanced test but you get tremendous value.

What does it cost?

The cost depends on the expected traffic to the testing nodes and therefore is based on the size of your region and the outreach plans you have to help build test volume. We also consider the type of project. The typical cost for an average sized Canadian city or community will be less than $250 monthly – significantly less than it costs to manage the infrastructure because it is part of CIRA’s mandate to help build a better online Canada. Moreover, this cost includes customization of the portal, maps, and web address to your region.

How do I get involved?

Getting involved starts by simply contacting us for a more detailed overview of how it works and how others are using the data. Contact us at [email protected] to see what it is all about!

Current participating communities