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$4.9 Million Will Expand Texas High-Speed Internet with Tech Support and Regional Planning

Austin, TX – $4.9 million in new federal grant money is getting ready to make a huge impact on the quality of life in countless Texas towns. Texas is receiving the money to expand and improve high-speed Internet service across the state. The grant money comes to the Connected Texas initiative as part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) grant program.

The newly awarded SBDD grant will support Connected Texas in four important areas of work including continuing collection of imperative broadband market data, centralizing and streamlining efforts to build new broadband capacity across the state, offering technical assistance to communities and providers that are expanding broadband services, and helping organize regional technology planning teams.

The ultimate goal is to help small towns like Chiren that need, but currently lack, broadband service. See:
San Antonio Express-News. All Texas residents are encouraged to visit the Connected Texas website to join in this important initiative and offer feedback.

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Commissioner Staples Releases Statewide Map to Identify Broadband Needs Across Texas

Connected Nation Receives ARRA Grant for Connected Texas Initiative

Texas Department of Agriculture: Texas Receives $3 Million for Broadband Mapping and Planning