Illinois

Thanks to our 80,000 Speed Testers, the Speed Matters Campaign has been making waves around the country. On Monday we released a state-by-state report and interactive map on U.S. internet speeds based on the test results.
More than 80,000 people have taken the Speed Matters Speed Test to learn the actual speed of their internet connections. We've used the results of all those speed tests to create the first-ever state-by-state report on internet speeds across America. Our findings were deeply troubling.
With an eye to Virginia's success in bringing high tech employment to rural areas, officials in Illinois are working hard to extend high speed Internet service to rural and underserved areas of the state.
In a sign that lawmakers are starting to develop national policies to support the buildout of affordable, high-speed internet access, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is introducing the Connected Nation Act of 2007.
Last month, Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, hosted a Regional Broadband Summit in Central Illinois to discuss the importance of universal internet access in his state. He announced that soon he will introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to spur a national effort to provide high speed internet access to underserved areas.
In cooperation with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access and other community-based technology improvements, CWA has developed model legislation for state-level Internet policies.