TARC Focuses on Technology Expansion

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connected Texas

The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) is gearing up for its annual Conference on Regionalism this week in Fort Worth.

TARC is a statewide association of 24 regional councils of governments (COGs). The COGs work together to deal with the problems and planning needs that cross the boundaries of individual local governments or that require regional attention. Regional councils operate programs ranging from public safety and emergency preparedness to human and social services. Texas’ regional councils are instrumental in the planning and expenditure of funds that come from local, state, and federal sources.

This year’s conference will cover many topics of common interest, but the Connected Texas mission of broadband access, adoption, and use will be one of the key focuses.

A live Twitter Town Hall on the topic is scheduled for Thursday, September 15. Connected Texas, in partnership with TARC and the Texas Department of Agriculture, is inviting everyone to discuss broadband expansion in Texas and how it will impact communities across the state. TARC leaders will answer questions live starting at 9:50 a.m. CST.

The three-day TARC event kicks off at 8 a.m. CST Wednesday, September 14, at the Fort Worth Sheraton.

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