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Kaysinger Speed Test Initiative

What is your internet speed?

Your help and just 60 seconds of your time is needed. Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is working in cooperation with the counties of Benton, Cedar, Hickory, St Clair, and Vernon on a new study to map internet speeds across the region. We need more results from the rural Benton County areas. We understand this importance and are working together to conduct a broadband speed test. The results of this speed test will be used to help correct our current FCC rating, which could provide an opportunity for this gap to be filled.

High-speed internet access is lacking in much of rural Missouri, and Benton County is no exception. Better internet service improves the lives of citizens in business, healthcare, education, and beyond. Many employers look at access to quality broadband internet before they consider locating in a new region.
Please follow the link below and select Benton county to take this quick speed test from your HOME and/or WORK computer. If you do not have any access to internet there is a spot to fill in as well. Please DO NOT take this test from your phone, taking it from your phone will not give an accurate read as they are two separate types of service. The more tests we get, the stronger our data set. You can take the test on your home or business internet connection at under the Broadband Speed Test tab or the following link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the project manager, Nick Allison, at (417)391-6012 or Benton County Economic Development 660-492-3402.

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05.25.2021: Commissioner meeting minutes from May 24th are available.

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