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Broadband is Contagious. Get Tested.

My blogging colleague Mike Zitz recently wrote a post about Stafford officials’ attempt to learn more about broadband Internet service in the county.

In short, it’s a survey run by Virginia Tech that gauges the speed of your connection. Give it a spin here, and tell your friends.

Supervisors hope to use the information to encourage providers to expand their broadband offerings in the county. The study also claims to be able to identify broadband “dead zones” where high-speed Internet is not available. How will it do that? I’m not sure, but it sounds like the results will be better if more people participate. Check out the press release for more info.