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Anderson County Joins Connected Community Engagement Program

By Jennifer Cobb

Last Tuesday, Anderson County and the city of Palestine, Texas hosted their Connected Community Engagement Program kickoff meeting at the Anderson County Courthouse with over 20 people in attendance. In the kickoff meeting, attendees discussed the need for turbocharging existing businesses, integrating virtual workplaces, incorporating broadband and technology in government, public safety, and integrating technology in the classroom. “Bringing broadband Internet to our community is vital. Technology will pave the way to a more robust job market and a brighter future for our region,” said Tammy Lightfoot, emergency management coordinator in...

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Coryell County Hosts Connected Kickoff Meeting

By Jennifer Cobb

Earlier this month, Coryell County hosted its first Connected Community Engagement Program kickoff meeting in Gatesville led by Connected Texas Community Technology Advisor Libbey Scheible. County Judge John Firth welcomed guests and shared his support of the county’s involvement in the Connected program, stressing the importance of technology to the county’s economic development. “As the economy increasingly shifts from brick and mortar based businesses to Internet based businesses, it is imperative that affordable and reliable Internet access is available to every citizen in Coryell County and around the country,” said Judge Firth. State...

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