Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Who are We?

In accordance with legislation that established the BDO, as well as legislation guiding the Broadband Development Program, the office will:

  • Create and maintain an accurate map depicting broadband availability at each broadband serviceable location in Texas.
  • Establish a long-term, statewide plan that addresses strategies and goals for expanding access to and further adoption of broadband service.
  • Design, build and run an efficient, compliant and competitive grant program to award grants or other financial instruments for the deployment of broadband technologies and opportunities across the state.
  • Set and adjust standards for service in terms of speed, latency, reliability and resilience, while prioritizing fiber projects where possible to promote a future-ready broadband network.
  • Identify and engage in outreach to communities in need through collaboration and input from state and local governments, communities and industry.
  • Increase access to affordable broadband service offerings and address barriers to broadband access.
  • Achieve universal access and quality of service to provide all Texans the opportunity to participate in the digital economy.

The Broadband Development Office Board of Advisors was created in 2021 to provide guidance to the BDO regarding the expansion, adoption, affordability and use of broadband service and the programs administered by the office.

The Board of Advisors is composed of 10 members, is chaired by the Texas Comptroller and includes a representative of the BDO as a non-voting member. The other appointees come from the Offices of the Texas Governor, Texas Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.

Meet the Board of Advisors »

Greg Conte,

Greg Conte serves as the Broadband Development Office director. He has worked at the Texas Comptroller's office since 2016, most recently serving as manager of the Data Analysis and Transparency Division. Conte, a U.S. military veteran, earned Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Affairs degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He has filled key management roles at the agency in areas responsible for supporting local government transparency, economic development and health care.

Greg Conte
Cindy Fisher
Digital Opportunity Supervisor
Brian Vair
Broadband Development Program Supervisor
Lauren Weber
Digital Opportunity Outreach Coordinator
Andrea Pacheco
Broadband Development Outreach Coordinator
Toll-free Number:
833-3-TEXBDO (833-383-9236)

The Governor’s Broadband Development Council (GBDC) was established in 2019 by the 86th Legislature to study and identify ways to provide internet access to underserved areas of Texas. The council is composed of one nonvoting member appointed by the BDO and voting members appointed by the Governor of Texas.

Learn about the GBDC.

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