Texas Representative fights to bring broadband to rural areas

The following press release was issued by the office of Rep. Roger Williams on March 23, 2021. Media should contact Halee Dobbins at Halee.Dobbins@mail.house.gov. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Roger Williams (TX-25) today introduced the Eliminate the Digital Divide Act to help bring critical access to broadband to rural and low-income communities. The bill would create a $10 billion State Broadband Program …

Texas county releases findings and recommendations for improving internet access, speeds

Interactive map provides residents, businesses, farmers with key data points about broadband access in their area Walker County, Texas (March 17, 2021) – The Walker County Broadband Committee just announced its findings and recommendations for improving broadband (high-speed internet) access and speeds across the county. “I’m very excited to see the process of bringing broadband internet to the rural areas …

Tyler County committee needs your input on work to improve high-speed internet access and use across county

Tyler County, Texas (February 10, 2021) – The Tyler County Broadband Committee launched today its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is looking at both immediate and long-term solutions for improving high-speed internet access, adoption, and use across the county.    “We understand that everyone across Tyler County should have …

Shelby County committee needs your input on work to improve high-speed internet access and use across county

Shelby County, Texas (February 3, 2021) – The Shelby County Broadband Committee launched today its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is looking at both immediate and long-term solutions for improving high-speed internet access, adoption, and use across the county.    “Having reliable internet impacts everything from remote …

Ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to access the internet they need

“The internet should be looked at like a necessity—something we need, like electricity or water.” by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Milam County, Texas (January 26, 2021) – Jeremy and Courtney Renaud run the Bling Box Boutique, a small business tucked away in downtown Cameron, Texas. The town has just three stoplights and about 5,000 people. “It’s a very tiny …

Refugio County group needs your input on plan to improve internet access, speeds for the entire county

Refugio County, Texas (January 26, 2021) – The Refugio County Broadband Committee recently started its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee is partnering with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to make the project possible and is looking at ways to improve high-speed internet access, adoption, and use across the county.    “This Technology Action Plan will provide …

Newton County committee needs your input on work to improve high-speed internet access and use across county

Newton County, Texas (January 22, 2021) – The Newton County Broadband Committee just launched its work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is looking at both immediate and long-term solutions for improving high-speed internet access, adoption, and use across the county.    “The importance of having reliable internet access …

Deadline Friday for questions on City of Victoria, Texas broadband effort

The following is a press release issued by the City of Victoria on January 6, 2020. For more information call 361-485-3110 Broadband developers will have until 1 p.m. Jan. 8 to ask questions and request clarification about the City’s request for proposals for an internet improvement program for Victoria and potentially the surrounding Golden Crescent region. Developers can view the …

County-by-county broadband maps show updated internet speeds, coverage areas for the entire state of Texas

315,000 households across Texas still lack access to federally recognized broadband speeds Austin, TX (December 18, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) just published updated broadband coverage maps for all 254 counties in the state. This is the third update to these maps, which provide new observations and insights. “We must continue to improve and refine the data on …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …