The coalition of coalitions seeking to ensure all Texans have equitable access to reliable and affordable digital connectivity.
The coalition of coalitions seeking to ensure all Texans have equitable access to reliable and affordable digital connectivity that empowers them to meaningfully engage in their education, employment, healthcare, and the economy, including in rural Texas where long-neglected infrastructure needs must be addressed.
Too many Texas communities are disconnected and experiencing unrealized education, health, and economic potential. COVID-19 exacerbated broadband disparities in Texas, highlighting the importance of connectivity to fully engage in modern civil society.
Industry leaders, educators, policy makers and numerous other stakeholders have long recognized the importance of broadband and the need to provide access. While digital connectivity has certainly expanded, gaps in access and adoption persist. For the past year, access to broadband determined whether people could work from home, connect with family and friends, access health care, attend school, and take advantage of other important services. Unfortunately, far too many Texans —in both urban and rural communities — continue to lack access to the information and infrastructure necessary to fully participate in the digital era. This can no longer be acceptable.