NPSB needs broadband speed test data

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Take the NPSB Broadband Speed Test Today to Help Connect Our Community

The Natchitoches Parish Broadband Commission was formed to bring together local and state leadership along with other community leaders with a common goal of finding a way to connect all NPSB students to broadband.

This article published in the Oct. 28, 2021, print edition
Natchitoches Wood

This was brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic. All students were assigned an iPad for virtual learning, however many in rural areas of the parish experienced difficulty connecting to the internet. The state legislature passed HB648 that will allocate funding to rural communities for broadband infrastructure. These grants will be awarded based on need and the lack of available access.

To receive funding, NPSB needs help in gathering accurate data on the current status of residential broadband connection.

They ask everyone to complete the speed test. Do not use a cell phone to take the test unless connected to your home’s WiFi.

Any home that does not have internet should select the “No Available Service” option.

Visit https://ineedspeed.org/ to test.