Gold Country Broadband Consortium

Speed Test Instructions: 

Your speed test helps GCBC document the gaps in the California Broadband Coverage MapWhile the California Broadband Map indicates your home or business is served, a speed test may indicate your connection does not meet the Public Utilities Commission broadband definition of 6 Mbps Down and 1 Mbps Up. 

We know how important your privacy is to you. Feel free to contact SBC's GCBC team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Chelsea Walterscheid at (530) 582-4800.

Click here to take the speed test, record your results in the form below.

If you're having difficulty taking the test or you don't have the ability to get internet service at your home you can notify the California Public Utility District (CPUC) directly by filling out the form available here and mailing it to the CPUC.

Thank you for your participation!



By filling out the above survey form you are consenting that your address may be shown as a point location on the California Broadband Map along with any details your submit regarding broadband service at that address. This information will be used for determining the availability of broadband in California and will be publicly accessible. Your name and email will not be disclosed on the map. If you have any concerns, questions, or comments, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (415) 703- 5469. The California State privacy policy can be found at



The mission of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) is to increase digital access and use of broadband in designated counties in the Sierra Nevada. 

SBC has taken over a $150,000 grant to launch public-private partnerships aimed at increasing internet access and use in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra, and eastern Alpine counties. GCBC is one of 14 regional consortiums in California funded by the California Advanced Services Fund Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia grant program. GCBC was formed to leverage regional, state and natural resources as an investment in improving and expanding broadband access. 


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