The nonprofit group Connected Nation (CN Texas) this week released its second round of broadband access maps for Texas. These maps show the availability of fixed broadband around the state.
Broadband access is critical to our state’s present and future. Reliable online access allows children to learn (especially as school buildings are closed due to health concerns), and it allows adults to fully participate in our economy. Communities that lack broadband access are blocked from job opportunities and other benefits of Texas’ success. As the state continues to grow, it’s critical that more Texans can plug into our increasingly connected world.
The regular collection of granular broadband data along with continuous validation efforts helps inform policymakers and internet service providers about areas across the state that need connectivity.