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HELENA - The Department of Commerce says it wants Montanans to help test the speed of the state's broadband Internet infrastructure.

The agency says the online speed test can be found at www.mtspeedtest.org.

The goal of the project is to identify the deficiencies in Montana's high speed Internet service, provided either through fiber optic, copper phone lines, cable, or wireless technology.

People who take the test will be told their Internet connection speed, while the state collects data to map broadband availability.

Agency director Anthony Preite says the information will help the state plan for broadband services.

The state plans to release a map with the results to help planners and consumers.

 

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