What you get

We understand that while everyone needs access to good quality internet, signing up to participate in a project which is endeavoring to make that a reality may not appeal to everyone. But if this is of interest, we encourage you to get involved. This is one of those rare opportunities to contribute to society, while also benefiting personally. As soon as you install your Whitebox you receive free access to:

  • All of the Measuring Broadband America internet performance tests
  • A real-time dashboard to view your ISP's performance and analyse your results
  • An e-report card that summarizes your monthly Internet performance
  • A download of the FCC Speedtest App to run tests on your mobile broadband wherever you are
  • Guidance on your Internet performance through blog posts and tips on our social media pages

The Report Card

Your e-report card will summarize your internet performance from the previous month. By reminding you of your ISP and package, it will allow you to spot discrepancies you might not have noticed otherwise. You will also receive internet-performance related news and updates.

To dig deeper and better understand your Internet performance, log into your SamKnows One dashboard and analyze your results.

SamKnows One

On the SamKnows One dashboard, your cloud-based web portal, you can:

  • Generate charts to visualize your Internet performance over time
  • Track trends and spot problems
  • Export reports to share with your friends, family or ISP

Be confident about your Internet connection by using this intuitive and powerful tool.

The SamKnows Whitebox

Is the device you'll receive (including 1 x Ethernet cable and 1 x Power supply) to collect data.

The Whitebox is a purpose-built hardware measurement agent capable of measuring fixed-line broadband connections of up to 1Gbps.

It supports a wide range of measurements, from download speed to packet loss, and can detect cross-traffic. This means that it only runs tests when you are not heavily using your Internet, and it won't interfere with your current Internet activity such as streaming a movie, playing games, and so on.

To know more about the tests the Whitebox is running, please consult our FAQs.

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