To guide the strategic vision of Texas’ new Broadband Development Office, Comptroller Glenn Hegar toured 12 communities to get Texans’ insights about internet access and collect input to develop the state’s first broadband plan.
We visited 12 cities:
By the Numbers
We collected feedback from thousands of Texans, and sentiment has been consistent: slow data speeds, unreliable access, cost and coordination are critical areas of concern. An important, recurring theme has been the reminder that while high-speed internet may once have been a luxury, it is now a necessity. Texans need reliable, high-speed connectivity for public health, education and modern agriculture.
“Broadband internet access isn’t just a luxury;
it’s a necessity.”
“Broadband is only worthwhile for many applications — such as telehealth and agriculture — if it’s reliable.”
Don’t just take it from us — the Texas Broadband Listening Tour made its way into the news a number of times as we collected information from around the state.