Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connected Texas.
Monday, May 08, 2017

Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Digital Inclusion Week runs from May 8 to May 13. The week is meant to raise awareness that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, must have access to technologies that can improve their quality of life. For Connected Nation (CN), that means ensuring that no family, individual, or...
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Schnurman: Broadband spreads unevenly in Texas Texas is a state of big economic contrasts, especially between rich and poor. It has dozens of billionaires and a high poverty rate. It often leads the nation in job growth and minimum-wage workers. And it has a similar divide in high-speed Internet service, the utility of the modern age. Texas ranks near the bottom as a...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The digital divide: Fewer Internet options means fewer homes in Grayson County connect online

  By Miranda WilcoxHerald Democrat   By Miranda WilcoxHerald Democrat   By Miranda WilcoxHerald Democrat As most of the world progresses towards constant connectivity, Grayson County could be left on the wrong side of the digital divide. Higher-volume cities like Sherman and Denison see more...
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fort Bend County to be Recognized on Tuesday as a Certified Connected Community

 Fort Bend County Slated to Receive Connected Community Certification, Release Technology Action Plan  Who: Connected Texas, Fort Bend County Broadband Team, and Fort Bend County CommissionersWhat: Connected Texas will present the Fort Bend County Commission with the Certified Connected Community distinction and release its Technology...
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fayette County to Receive Certified Connected Community Status

Fayette County completes technology plan aimed to bridge technology gap and boost economy Fayette County, TX – Today, Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka and the Fayette County Broadband Team joined Connected Texas to recognize Fayette County as a certified Connected community and releasing its Technology Action Plan. Fayette County is only the 3rd...
Monday, February 16, 2015

Digital Divide in Texas Highlighted by New Maps

Four million Texas households do not have access to new broadband benchmark Austin, TX: Today, over four million mostly rural Texas households cannot access broadband with speeds that meet the FCC’s updated goal for connectivity across the country (25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload). Recently published maps highlight the vast and primarily rural...
Friday, December 12, 2014

New Release: Volunteers in Titus County Join Connected Texas, ETCOG, ATCOG on Regional Project to Increase Broadband Speed, Availability

Titus County joins Connected program; enlists residents, businesses to assist with collection of data for assessment   Mt. Pleasant, TX – This past summer, representatives from Connected Texas met with delegates from Titus County to discuss the Connected Community Engagement Program that is designed to facilitate better Internet service and...
Friday, October 10, 2014

Recent News: Connected Texas, TCEA Co-Host Texas Broadband Symposium Focusing on Broadband Access in Education

  Connected Texas Executive Director Don Shirley and TCEA Director of Governmental Relations Jennifer Bergland at the conclusion of the Texas Broadband Symposium this week in Austin. Discussions over the two-day event highlighted challenges and best practices to provide broadband access in school districts across the state Austin, TX –...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014


From Broadband Communities: AUSTIN, TX – Connected Texas released its report, “Broadband and Education – Connecting Students in Texas” in conjunction with the Texas Broadband Symposium being hosted by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in collaboration with Connected Texas. Read more here. 
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

News Release: Connected Texas Releases New Broadband and Education Report at Texas Broadband Symposium

Almost 1 million Texas students lack home broadband access Media Contact: Jennifer Cobb                                           ...