The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation is up and running its part of a new federal program to detail and enhance Rhode Island’s internet infrastructure. The EDC believes, as do we, that expanding the availability and speed of internet access will serve as a positive step to give our economy, now and in the future, a shot in the arm. To that end, the EDC is managing Rhode Island’s portion of the national Broadband Data and Development Program, a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. EDC’s role is twofold: first, to map existing broadband access in the state; and, second, to plan its expansion.
To fulfill the first step, EDC needs your help. All you have to do is go to the Broadband Rhode Island website and click “Test Your Internet Speed.” This gives EDC a mechanism to verify the data on its burgeoning map. It’s pretty simple – even we figured it out. You can learn more about the project on the Broadband RI website or through this post on RINexus.