Sen Manchin Announces Webpage to Submit Speed Test Results, Learn More About Efforts to Improve Internet Connectivity in West Virginia
Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a new webpage where constituents can complete and submit an internet speed test to the Federal Communications Commission, and learn more about the fight to bring reliable broadband to rural communities across West Virginia. The webpage can be accessed from a computer or mobile device at manchin.senate.gov/speedtest. If you are experiencing internet speeds below the FCC’s definition of broadband, which is 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload, Senator Manchin wants to hear from you.
Speed test results submitted on the new webpage will be sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for the formation of a public feedback system to better assess broadband coverage across rural states like West Virginia. “Without access to the internet, citizens can’t learn, apply for jobs, launch new businesses, or become members of society who can give back to their communities,” Sen Manchin said. “That’s why I’m asking all West Virginians to submit your internet speed tests, so we can prove to the Federal Communications Commission that our broadband coverage is well below the stated coverage. So far, West Virginians’ efforts have helped the FCC acknowledge that our providers are overstating their coverage, but we must continue to show where and how widespread the lack of broadband coverage is in West Virginia.”
Sen Manchin Announces Webpage to Submit Speed Test Results, Learn More About Efforts to Improve Internet Connectivity in WV Manchin announces website for speed test data (Weirton Daily Times)