Texas Counties Getting Federal Broadband-access Money

The following story was published by Waco Tribune-Herald on July 24,2019 by Mike Copeland  Robert Fleming raises cattle, wheat and corn in four Central Texas counties. He calls himself a Facebook maniac and said he cherishes his smartphone nearly as much as a summertime rain. Like many in flyover country, he has invited technology to pull up a chair. He …

Building a Stronger Rural Texas: 2019 Texas Rural Challenge Conference Recap

Bowling Green, KY. (June 20, 2019) – On Monday June 18th, the Texas Rural Challenge held its 10th annual conference in New Braunfels, Texas. During this two-day event rural leaders, state and federal officers, and community members came together to explore new ideas and discuss economic development, community development, and rural issues in Texas. This conference had a combination of …

MOTRAN Conducting WiFi Study

Editor’s Note: Connected Texas, a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, is handling the collection of information for the broadband study referenced in the below story. If you live in the Midland-Odessa area, you can participate online by clicking here. The following was published in OA online on June 19, 2019 by Paul Wedding  The Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance recently began its wi-fi study, …

Ector County residents encouraged to take Wi-Fi/ Broadband Internet survey to bring more services to area

Editor’s Note: Connected Texas, a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, is handling the collection of information for the broadband study referenced in the below story. If you live in the Midland-Odessa area, you can participate online by clicking here. Published by CBS 7 on June 18, 2019 By Gianni Windahl ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) Several groups are working together in hopes of bringing …

Connected Texas Looking for State Program Director to Lead Effort to Close the Digital Divide

Austin, TX. (June 20, 2019) – Connected Texas recently launched a more than two-year program to connect and support the 1.45 million rural Texans who do not have access to high-speed (broadband) internet. As part of that effort, Connected Nation is seeking a State Program Director with a passion for rural Texas communities who will provide primary management and administrative …

After the Net Neutrality Debate Settles, Rural Texans Still Lack Broadband Access

The following was published by The Texan on June 4, 2019 by Brad Johnson  Over 30 percent of rural Texans are without high-speed broadband internet access in their homes and government-led approaches are dominating the debate. Austin, TX – In 2017, the world was ablaze with the issue dubbed “Net Neutrality.” The spark that lit the fire was the Federal …

Texas Legislature Poised For Biggest Broadband Push In State History But Still Catching Up

Published by Texas Public Radio on May 17, 2019 By Paul Flahive 1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Studies from the U.S. chamber and others have shown the massive impact connecting Texas could have. This is part one of a multi-part series focusing on Connecting Rural Texas. Unlike cities, rural areas rarely …