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WV Senators encourage citizens to conduct broadband speed tests, report results

WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) — Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last week, where they discussed West Virginia’s need for reliable broadband access, and highlighted the importance of conducting internet speed tests.

Speed tests help create accurate coverage maps that determine the amount of federal broadband funding West Virginia receives.

Until the FCC creates a user-friendly feedback mechanism to allow West Virginians to help validate the FCC’s coverage data, Senator Manchin is sending Chairman Pai speed test letters submitted by constituents. Manchin has sent 106 speed test letters since July.

If you would like Senator Manchin to send your own speed test results to the FCC, e-mail a screenshot of your speed test and the following information to :

If you are unable to e-mail this information due to lack of service, send it to Manchin’s Washington, D.C. office at:

Find more information about rural broadband coverage here.


Jade Burks

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