The State of Louisiana has received $375 million to extend broadband internet service to the rural areas of the state.
In order to capitalize on these available funds, the Allen Parish Broadband Committee has been formed, consisting of the Allen Parish School Board, Allen Parish Library, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Allen Parish Police Jury, Oberlin, Kinder, Reeves, Oakdale, and Elizabeth. This Committee is in the process of applying for these funds with the goal to extend fiber internet to every home in Allen Parish.
In order for the Allen Parish application to be as competitive as possible, we need to show the lack of broadband coverage in our Parish and we need your help to do it. The FCC says that "Broadband" is considered 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps up. We know that the vast majority of the parish does not have this level of connectivity.
The testing process is quick and simple. To test and report your internet speed, all you need to do is click the link below. If you are using a mobile device, be sure to be connected to your WIFI. Speed test: https://dra.gov/research/broadband-mapping/#speedtest
To view the results in Allen Parish, click this link: http://expressoptimizer.net/projects/DRA/speedtestmap.html