Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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The Texas Broadband Development Map is available now!

The initial release includes 141 submissions by ISPs who operate in Texas. The BDO’s goal is 100 percent participation with the map, so we will continue to reach out to all ISPs through subsequent map refreshes.

The map will be updated twice a year, and the next data refresh will be in February or March.


Attention Texans: Participate in the FCC Map Challenge Process Today!

Texans have the power to improve their internet service. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its long-awaited initial version of the National Broadband Map on Nov. 18 and has opened the map challenge process. The map displays location-by-location views of high-speed internet availability across the country, as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to the FCC. Anyone may challenge the map’s accuracy, and the BDO encourages everyone to take part in this effort before Jan. 13, 2022Texas’s allocation of the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) funds depends on it.

BDO has created the FCC Map Challenge Toolkit for Texans (PDF) and Map Challenge Flowchart (PDF) to help you through the process.

For additional assistance challenging the FCC Map, go to the FCC’s Help Center portalin a new window or contact BDO staff.


BDO Receives Initial Planning Funds for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity Programs

The BDO was awarded $5 million in BEAD Initial Planning Funds from the NTIA. These funds will be used to develop the state’s five-year action plan. The five-year action plan must establish the state of Texas’ broadband goals and priorities and serve as a comprehensive needs assessment that will inform the Comptroller’s initial proposal for BEAD funding.

The BDO was also awarded $3.1 million to develop the State Digital Equity Plan, which must identify barriers that prevent individuals and communities in Texas from having the information technology capacity that is needed for full participation in the society and economy. The Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program is a formula funding program to distribute $1.4 billion to states to implement plans and promote digital inclusion; additionally, the program funds an annual grant program for five years.

These plans will be posted here on BroadbandforTexas.gov.


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