Lawmakers call on Gov. Greg Abbott to plan to expand broadband access as pandemic worsens disparities
The Texas Tribune
A bipartisan group of 88 state lawmakers said in a letter that a statewide broadband plan is well overdue.
More than 800,000 rural Texans don’t have adequate broadband infrastructure. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has asked Gov. Greg Abbott to develop a plan to expand broadband access in the state, saying it can't wait until the next #txlege session.
A bipartisan group of 80+ #txlege lawmakers are asking
to expand broadband access in the state
COVID-19 has expanded the ‘digital divide’ -- lack of reliable internet that disproportionately impacts lower income families. Improving our broadband infrastructure is a long overdue step toward ensuring students won’t fall behind. #TX21
“Texas is well overdue for a state broadband plan, and we believe the state needs to begin the process of creating one immediately...” See which states have plans (+ offices, task forces, and funds) in this