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The Texas Perks of Propagation

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Dwayne Goodman – Wireless Engineer* As the expansion of broadband access into unserved areas continues, providers are faced with a litany of questions regarding the best practices for facilitating a reliable last-mile solution.  Such questions may include identification of potential subscriber locations, how to reach them, types of equipment to be used, and ways to minimize truck rolls.  Profitability requires keeping road-time down and customer installation numbers high.   In order to maximize the opportunity of streamlining customer installations, a wireless Internet service provider (or WISP), for example...

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Broadband Spotlighted at Texas Rural Challenge

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is the key to economic development. No group knows that better than the community leaders who attended last week’s Texas Rural Challenge event. The third annual meeting was held through the University of Texas San Antonio Institute for Economic Development's Rural Business Program in San Marcos. The goal was to bring leaders together to spur small business and economic growth in rural communities across Texas by providing practical and proven approaches to rural development. Connected Texas staff was on-hand at the statewide conference to help promote the state’s new Connected program. Community champions are being sought out in...

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A Very Successful Summit

By CTX Staff

Yesterday, our team kicked off TIA 2012 with the Connected Texas Broadband Summit - hosting two panels of broadband experts and interested parties of librarians, educators, and local officials. The theme?  If we continue to work together, we can bring broadband to more schools, businesses, homes, and communities across Texas and continue to find innovative ways to promote digital literacy and adoption. Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples was the keynote speaker and gave encouraging news about the government’s efforts to expand broadband use:  "In every discussion we're thinking about how we can tie business...

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Join us at the Connected Texas Broadband Summit

By CTX Staff

Today marks a major milestone in our work together to expand broadband access, adoption, and use across Texas! Our inaugural summit promises to make a big impact in shaping the economic, educational, and social future of our state through the expansion of broadband availability. Will we see you there? The summit is free and we’re encouraging others who are interested in promoting economic growth, and opportunity to join us to discuss how broadband can play a major role in building a better future. Check out our agenda for the event to learn more about the exciting panels, speakers, and announcements you can expect to be a part of...

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