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BROADBAND IN TEXAS

BROADBAND IN TEXAS

TREAD supports expanding broadband access to rural communities in Texas. Over 2 million Texas homes don’t have high-speed internet. Additionally, only 69 percent of Texans in rural areas have access to broadband. Access to high-speed internet is not a luxury in today’s world but rather a necessity for rural communities. Rural communities rely on broadband access for telemedicine, agriculture, education, business and tourism. Expanding broadband access is a bipartisan issue and has received widespread support from the Texas Legislature.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Increasing access to digital tools could bring in $6.7 billion in increased annual sales for rural Texas businesses.
  • Texas has more schools in rural areas than any other state.
  • Close to 275,000 Texas students require more bandwidth for online learning.
  • Nearly 25 percent of Texas farms have no access to broadband.
  • Out of Texas’s 254 counties, 64 don’t have a hospital and 25 have no primary-care physician.

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