Events // Fayette County Connected Kickoff

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

La Grange, TX – A meeting to kick off an innovative technology program focused on growing the local economy and improving quality of life in Fayette County is slated for Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Local leaders have elected to participate in the program that seeks increased access, adoption, and use of broadband. Staff from Connected Texas, the statewide nonprofit promoting solutions for broadband expansion, are guiding area leaders through the steps of the new “Connected”
Community Certification Program, offering a comprehensive and localized way for communities to bridge the digital divide.

A kick off meeting for the effort is set to begin building a plan to ensure that every home, school, organization, and business in the county has access to broadband:

Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 10 AM

Location:

Council Chambers

La Grange City Hall

155 E. Colorado St.

La Grange, TX 78945

Community members interested in the project are welcome to join. Local residents who represent the following sectors are also encouraged to attend:

  • Business and industry

  • Healthcare

  • Libraries

  • K-12 education

  • Higher education

  • Community-based organizations

  • Government

  • Agriculture

  • Tourism, recreation and parks

  • Tribal representatives

The local team will begin by assessing the current state of technology, work with Connected Texas to determine what improvements are needed, and then devise a plan for achieving their local goals.

The Connected program is part of the Connected Texas initiative. Connected Texas is a non-profit working to accelerate the availability and use of technology throughout the state towards creating a better business environment, more effective community and economic development, improved healthcare, more efficient government, enhanced education, and improved quality of life. 

For more information about the Connected project in Fayette County, please contact Connected Texas Program Coordinator LaTanya Tatum at [email protected] or (512) 461-4159.

 
 
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