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.
As a result of Prop 8’s passage and the subsequent shift to implementation of enacted legislation, Digital Texas intends to pause the significant activity we have undertaken over the last three years. There are no plans to dissolve the coalition at this time; depending on future policy requirements and actions, we may reconvene at a future date if needed.
In the meantime, the executive committee, comprised of Texas Rural Funders, Greater Houston Partnership, United Ways of Texas, and Texas 2036, will continue to exchange updates and plans to have regular check-ins moving forward. You will hear from us if there is pertinent and important information we believe would be helpful to share.
We appreciate your many contributions and insights shared over the years. From helping establish the first statewide broadband office with the passage of HB 5 in 2021, to ensuring voter approval of $1.5 billion in state funding for broadband, your contributions have secured a brighter future for broadband expansion in Texas.
Have a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to future conversations with our many friends and partners.