Accelerate Virginia Needs Your Help for Better Internet

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

STAUNTON, VA-- A Virginia Tech website is seeking to map the quality of your internet. The site hopes to use that information to bring better internet to Virginia. They want your help.

Accelerate Virginia asks a few quick questions about your location and type of internet. The information is anonymous and tracked by area. Then, you do a quick speed test to check the speed of your connection. The hope is to use this info to focus attention on bringing better quality and speed to areas with lousy internet speeds and connections. We asked a customer at Staunton tea and coffee to do the test himself and give us his thoughts on the campaign.

"I think if they can gather the data to make the improvements to boost internet speed around our community, I'm all for it, I think it would be a great idea. Nobody like watching slow movies and having interruptions," says Sam Dunham, who was surprised by his connection speed.

You can find try the speed test to get info on your connection speed at is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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