Official FCC iOS app tracks your iPhone's network performance

Ah, privacy issues. These have always been at the heart of many a citizen for quite a long time already, where we would love to have a certain degree of autonomy and privacy in our respective lives without having Big Brother poke its nose in. Well, this would mean that having to download an app from the federal government being pretty low, or non-existent, on your list of priorities at this point in time. 

Downloading an app from the federal government might not top your list of priorities at the moment, but if you’re looking to tick that public service box without a need to worry about measly pay, background checks and furloughs, theFCC could sure use your help. That org’s latest venture, the FCC Speed Test app for iOS, delivers yet another connectivity benchmark tool to iPhone and iPad users. This free download also benefits the government’s Measuring Broadband America program, however, enabling the FCC to build out a public database of network performance across the country. Unlike its Android counterpart, this iOS app doesn’t test performance in the background, so you’ll need to fire it up to see how well your cellular or WiFi connection is doing. It’s available from the App Store today.

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