How's your internet speed? Check it!

The 30-Day Bead Challenge – Check your Internet Speed!

BEAD is a federal funding program for internet infrastructure. It is an acronym for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment. Between June 20th and July 20th, 2024, residents and businesses are asked to test their internet speeds to ensure we're getting the high-speed internet connection needed for today’s world.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…

1. VISIT and click on the Broadband Map to search for your home address.

2. SELECT Take a Speed Test under the Service Challenges window in the bottom left corner of the screen to complete the speed test.

3. COMPLETE the speed test and enter your personal information, if prompted. Check your inbox for reminders to take two additional required speed tests*.

For assistance with this important process, please contact Berkshire Regional Planning Commission at 413-442-1521, or email

*Please note that only those whose internet speeds are insufficient will be prompted to take additional speed tests.