Minnesota Broadband map — technique may be badly flawed
Dang nabbit! We're like the gang that can't shoot straight. We go to great lengths to get a good speed test of connections in Minnesota, so we can draw cool maps, so we can make some policy decisions about where the holes are in broadband coverage.
The report's due out soon -- so there's a big piece on MPR's site. Click HERE for the story. All kinds of good words and phrases. I liked the article a lot.
The only problem? The ding dang rippin' frippin' test may be inaccurate!! ARGH!
Aileen Horwath (long time super-credible player in the ISP space) just wrote a devastating article on the IpHouse blog that needs checking out RIGHT NOW! If Aileen's stuff checks out (which I'm pretty sure it will, given that Aileen has never missed in my experience) we've got us a badly flawed method on which the maps are being drawn.
Click HERE for this very important story. And peepul... Let's get some confirmation. The Broadband task force is meeting to talk about these tests on Feb. 6th. I'd like us to have some scoop before that meeting, if possible.