Washington State Broadband Access and Speed Survey

The Washington State Broadband Office mapping initiative will help identify gaps in high-speed internet service and areas of broadband infrastructure needs in order to advance the state’s goal to have universal broadband access in Washington by 2024. 

The Survey is currently suspended during the state challenge process.

Frequently asked questions

Why are my speed test results different?

Ookla and MLAB speed tests are designed to determine the network speed as close to the hardware level as possible, this is why they can sometimes show faster speed results. They are network diagnostic tools that route traffic to the closest available server, then measure the highest possible speed.

The state broadband survey is measuring the generic overall internet performance, so it is housed in a single data center in Virginia, which is indicative of an average network performance associated with browsing.