Internet Equity Initiative

Data about and analysis of Internet performance and reliability with actionable insights to address inequity in communities across the United States.
New Data Story

Is Your WiFi Limiting Your Home Internet Performance?

Read our new data story on how a household’s WiFi setup can result in slower Internet speeds than expected.

About Our Data

Open data on fixed Internet performance and reliability at the household level


Numerous measurements of Internet performance and reliability, from Internet speed and latency to WiFi performance.


Collected directly at the access network of the household.


Regularly updated to add new measurements, new locations, and new time periods for historical and longitudinal studies.


Open source and free to download, with Juptyer notebooks for exploring the data.

Join our Internet Study

The Internet Equity Initiative is seeking volunteers to participate in a study that measures the performance of home Internet connections to better understand Internet performance and access across communities in Chicago.

What kinds of questions can this portal help answer?

Is Your WiFi Limiting Your Home Internet Performance?

We analyze data from our Netrics devices to explore how a household’s WiFi setup can result in slower Internet speeds than expected

Do Different Neighborhoods Receive the Same Internet Service?

Measuring disparities in performance and user experience requires continuous, granular data that allows comparisons of the Internet experience in households from different neighborhoods with similar service plans. Our Netrics platform is the first to collect this continuous, granular data at a community level.

Which Areas of My City Lack Quality Internet?

Using census data on Internet use, as well as socioeconomic data, we assess which neighborhoods in Chicago have the least connectivity. Read our analysis on high-speed Internet access in Chicago.

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