King County Broadband Committee invites community to attend August 25 broadband project kickoff event
King County, Texas (August 18, 2022) – The King County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is inviting local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout King County. Attendees will learn more about broadband access in their community, the Connected Community Engagement Program at CN Texas, and the broadband engagement project timeline. The meeting will conclude with a Q&A session. This project is graciously funded by the Priddy Foundation.
The event will be held at:
Guthrie CSD Activity Center
1618 U.S. 83
Guthrie, Texas 79236
King County sits in the northern part of Texas and is home to fewer than 300 residents. Known for being the third smallest county in the entire United States, it’s made up of sprawling ranches and farms, and a few businesses. Broadband accessibility is limited but essential to the livelihood of county.
“Broadband is important for agriculture, business, education, and everything between,” said King County Judge Duane Daniel. “That’s why King County is partnering with Connected Nation Texas on a local broadband engagement. I encourage everyone to take part in the countywide survey so we can learn more about our communication and technology needs.”
For those who cannot attend the kickoff meeting, the King County Broadband Committee is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community. Respondents are asked to select the survey category or categories that best represents them or their organization, and they can complete more than one survey.
Survey data will contribute to a community action plan tailored to the county’s unique broadband needs. The plan will leverage community resources and identify solutions for improving internet connectivity for families, businesses, and community organizations.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to share their feedback beginning August 25. Access the survey by visiting: https://www.connectednation.org/king-county-texas.
To learn more about the Connected Community Engagement Program, visit: https://connectednation.org/connect-my-community/
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About Connected Nation Texas: CN Texas is the statewide subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation. Its mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation.
Connected Nation works with consumers, local community leaders, states, technology providers, and foundations to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered on a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. For more information, please visit: connectednation.org and follow Connected Nation on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Priddy Foundation: The mission of the Priddy Foundation is dedicated to the support of programs in human services, education, the arts, and health, which offer significant potential for individual development and community improvement throughout Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma. More information can be found at: https://priddyfdn.org/.