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Blog // Connected Texas

Coryell County, City of Valentine Receive Technology Action Plans

By Jennifer Cobb

Coryell County and the City of Valentine now have action plans to make way for greater technology use across each community, paving the way for a brighter economic future. Coryell’s Technology Action Plan was unveiled October 30 during a celebration in the Old Commissioner’s Courtroom in Gatesville, and the City of Valentine received its Technology Action Plan on October 25 as part of their participation in the Connected Community Engagement Program through Connected Texas. Forty Texas communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program. Participating in the Connected program means Coryell County and the City of...

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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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Survey Reveals Connectivity is More Important Than Hygiene

By Jennifer Cobb

What is one thing you won’t leave the house before doing? Bathing? Washing your face? Brushing your teeth? Well, 96 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 will forgo brushing their teeth if it means they will lose out on precious time with their phones. Bank of America recently conducted a survey asking people to rank the importance of mobile phone connectivity against personal hygiene, television, and drinking coffee and here are those results from the survey: ·      91 percent said putting on deodorant daily and having their cell phone with them every moment of the day were equally as important ·...

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