BEAD Challenge: June 20 – July 20

Let’s get the Broadband Map of the Berkshires right!

Do you have slow internet service or believe that quality internet is not offered at your home?

Between June 20th and July 20th, 2024, test the internet speed where you live to ensure you’re getting the high-speed internet connection necessary for today’s world.


Get Ready for the 30-Day BEAD Challenge!
(BEAD is a federal funding program for internet infrastructure. It is an acronym for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment.)

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…


1. VISIT and click on the Broadband Map to search for your home address.

2. SELECT Take a Speed Test under the Service Challenges window in the bottom left corner of the screen to complete the speed test.

3. COMPLETE the speed test and enter your personal information, if prompted. Check your inbox for reminders to take two additional required speed tests*.


For assistance with this important process, please contact Berkshire Regional Planning Commission at 413.442.1521. We’re happy to help!

*Please note that only those whose internet speeds are insufficient will be prompted to take additional speed tests.