Texas lawmakers fight 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 …

Walker County Broadband Committee 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 …

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 …

Your input needed to develop a plan to improve internet access and speeds across DeWitt and Lavaca Counties

Joint effort is 15th community to take part in Connected Nation Texas’ statewide work to connect more Texans  DeWitt and Lavaca Counties, Texas (January 29, 2021) – The DeWitt and Lavaca Counties’ Joint Broadband Committee just launched work to develop a Technology Action Plan that will provide immediate and long-term solutions to improving internet access and speeds across both counties. …

Houston County committee seeks your input on internet access and speeds in neighborhoods and rural areas of the county

Houston County, Texas (January 29, 2021) – The Houston County Broadband Committee recently launched work to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, which is partnering with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to make the project possible, is made up of local stakeholders who are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity countywide. “We have all experienced the …

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. A slide from a …

First Texas Broadband Hero Award Goes to Woman Working to Expand Internet Access in Rural Parts of the State

Monahans, TX (November 11, 2020) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has virtually presented the Texas Broadband Hero Award to Teresa Burnett, the Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce, for her work to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across parts of rural Texas. “The Texas Broadband Hero Award is reserved for someone who demonstrates the …

Rep. Four Price on Why Broadband Access is Critical for All

“There is no part of our daily existence that is not impacted in some way [by broadband]…it’s as important to us as it’s ever been.” Connected Nation Texas recently asked Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and other lawmakers to share their thoughts on why expanding high-speed internet (broadband) to more Texas homes, businesses, and communities is important and explain what action …

What a Texas School District Can Teach the Nation About Connecting and Educating a Generation of Kids

“Internet access is no longer a luxury. It’s something that every kid should be provided with.”       By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Lockhart, TX (September 24, 2020) – Mark Estrada, superintendent of Lockhart Independent School District, says the first day of in-person classes went pretty well considering the COVID-19 pandemic — with about 45 percent of students inside the …