From 2009-2019, M-Lab donated server resources to the FCC Measuring Broadband America program, providing its contractor, SamKnows, with off-net hosting locations for the annual study. In late 2019, we launched M-Lab 2.0, which enforces, through technical means, our long-standing open source requirement by requiring an open source Docker container that can be built and publicly archived by M-Lab. SamKnows has declined to provide an open source server, so we have not been able to host their experiment since the close of the 2019 MBA program.
- More information about SamKnows is available at https://www.samknows.com/.
- More information about the FCC Measuring Broadband America program is available from the FCC, including the FCC’s statements on openness, transparency, and SamKnows’ open source code.