It is difficult to understand all the technologies available to connect to the Internet at home. We can be eligible for DSL technology, cable, optical fiber, fixed 4G … we then multiply the offers and packages available. The choice of these technologies will also have a significant impact on the quality of your connection. In this context, Arcep has set up a new tool called “My internet connection”.
Arcep, the regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal services and press distribution, is the architect and guardian of internet, fixed, mobile and postal telecommunications networks, and of the distribution of press in France. Among its missions, Arcep is implementing tools to encourage operators to improve their services and develop their networks. Precisely, their new tool is called “My Internet Connection”.
An interactive map
This tool is described as a search engine, it is more of a map that allows you to learn about connectivity to your address. It allows you to easily visualize various coverage statistics, very locally but also at the level of a department or a region.
In the example below, we can for example estimate the maximum speeds available at a specific address, whether it is DSL, 4G or even satellite speeds. Several other technologies are integrated, including cable but also THD radio. 5G is not yet available, but mobile operators are not yet officially offering offers 5G fixed.
At the level of cities, departments or regions, this map allows you to view the rates of eligible premises, whether you are an individual or a company. For the moment, the data used are those as of September 30, 2020, but the map will obviously be updated regularly. This may explain some differences you may notice from your current situation. Arcep aims to achieve a quarterly update rate by the end of the year.
There are other tools to help you find the right internet provider at home, the Arcep card on optical fiber includes more recent data for example, we have also designed a guide to switch to fixed 4G at home. when the speeds offered by other technologies are too low.