Take the Speed Test
Butler County Judge-Executive Tim Flener is encouraging Butler Countians to take the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test. The project will gather data from Kentuckians to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework, and telehealth. Kentuckians can take the free, anonymous speed test from Jan. 19 to Feb. 18 at https://educationcabinet.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx
To participate, the device must be connected to your home Wi-Fi service and disconnected from a virtual private network (VPN) that may be connected to a workplace or school.
For the most accurate results, ensure that no one else connected to your home internet uses a substantial portion of the internet bandwidth for activities such as streaming video or gaming during the test.
You will scroll down to where it says “Take the Speed Test.” There you can select whether you put your full address, a partial address, or you can select an address with no service if your home address does not have internet.
Next, you will type in your information and run the speed test.
Individuals without Wi-Fi access in their home can visit their local library or other locations such as stores or restaurants that offer free internet access to submit the address of a house with no available service.
"The more speed tests taken, the better understanding we will have of our County's internet capabilities, and the better prepared we will be to expand it," said Judge Flener.