Verge wants to know how much you pay for the internet


You don’t always get what you pay for with an Internet connection. Most places have only one option, so you’re stuck choosing a good or bad plan from one operator, and if an expensive “broadband” plan turns out to be closer to a dial-up connection, there’s not much to succeed. And it’s not getting into large areas of the country that don’t even have a broadband option.

So we are involved Consumer reports to look at the problem closely by collecting as many e-invoices as possible to get an idea of ​​which telecommunications are trading out – and which are below. The idea is to get a bird’s eye view of the speeds that people actually get and what they pay for those speeds.

To arrive, we want to look at your internet bill. Consumer reports has put together a site to collect your information and perform a quick speed test. The whole thing should take about seven minutes, and you’re doing your part to build a better Internet.

A few quick notes about privacy: Your invoice will be encrypted as soon as you update it, and Consumer reports has promised to store only relevant information such as price, bundle, speed and hidden charges, and they will delete invoices when they are no longer needed. The site asks you to create a login as a way to keep your information private and secure, but you don’t have to pay anything and no personal information will be shared with outside researchers. You can get more answers in detail here.

We hope this project will give us tens of thousands of bills in the pores and encourage fine research for later years. So go to the site and show us your invoice – and in a few months we’ll tell you what we found.