WVDED broadband speed test made available to public to expand broadband access in West Virginia

Internet & Streaming

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an effort to improve broadband access in West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) and the Broadband Enhancement Council are releasing an internet speed test for people to take.

With these tests, the WVDED and Broadband Enhancement Council hope to create a more accurate map of the region’s broadband. This will for the investment of resources into expanding West Virginia’s growing need for better access.

“This is an effort to help improve broadband access in West Virginia and get better internet service to areas that need it the most,” said WVDED Secretary Mitch Carmichael. “Data collected from the speed test will be instrumental in making decisions about broadband access in West Virginia moving forward.”

To take the speed test:

  • Visit broadband.wv.gov
  • Click the red “TAKE THE SPEED TEST” button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the four steps to get started and click “GO.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Link to 12 things you need to know page

WBOY 12 News Facebook Page

Trending Stories