Joe Manchin is asking all West Virginians to submit their internet speed-tests. The goal is to prove to the FCC that broadband coverage in West Viriginia is well below the stated coverage. So far, efforts have helped the FCC acknowledge that providers are overstating their coverage, but we must continue to show where and how widespread the lack of broadband coverage is in West Virginia.
Please submit your speed tests here. Joe Manchin SPEED TEST submission
How Much Internet Speed Do You Need?
Internet speeds in the 100–200 Mbps range are considered to be fast, since they can handle common uses like streaming and video chat for two-five users at once. Speeds above 200 Mbps and up into the 1,000 Mbps range are considered to be faster than average, and can support five or more users.
Internet speeds above 100 Mbps download are considered to be good for regular use. However, factors like upload speed and latency should also be considered for use cases like home offices and gaming, where upload capacity for files and reaction time for user actions is particularly important.
|Internet Speed||Users Supported||Speed Summary|
|500 Mbps||5+||Very Fast|