Community Broadband Testing

Are you a Canadian municipality or community interested in your broadband connectivity and readiness to be a smart city?

You might be the right partner for our community-led broadband measurement pilot project. We want to develop best practices for communities to measure, recruit or analyze the performance of their local broadband. We are hoping to find a couple community partners for a pilot project to develop best practices for community-led broadband measurement and analysis.

The non-profit, academic initiative is part of a long-term research project into the use of Internet measurement data in public policy in Canada. For those who want to participate in the project, the application form can be found on the site: . The website will provide necessary information to interested parties, or those who wish to learn more. If you have questions, please contact, Reza Rajabiun:

This project is led by Dr. Fenwick McKelvey, Dr. Reza Rajabiun and Dr. Evan Light. You can learn more about the team at:

Our research is support by the  Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The project investigates ways to better analyze the workings of the Internet and to make results more tangible to municipalities, community leaders and the Canadian public. We seek municipal and local partners to pilot a community-led approach to Internet measurement and analysis. Through discussion and focus groups, we will develop best practices for community participation, data collection, analysis, and ways to communicate the results to stakeholders. The key objective of the pilot project is to refine methods for knowledge generation and mobilization that enable all communities across Canada to assess the quality of broadband infrastructure that is available to them and to develop responses that meet local needs and conditions.

The ideal participant will be a diverse community, consisting of urban, suburban, and rural areas.  The selected community will be required to demonstrate its commitment to working with us to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan, provide introductions and input into data generation, analysis, and development of communication strategies for mobilizing local knowledge we generate in collaboration with stakeholders from your community. Apply now at

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