Broadband access expands across Texas

On Monday, March 29, Gov. Greg Abbott names legislature helping expand broadband internet across the state.

VICTORIA, TEXAS – Earlier on Monday, March 29, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference at Hamshire-Fannett elementary school in Beaumont.

The governor said he is concerned about expanding broadband internet access across the state.

Gov. Abbot would like to make sure all students and businesses remain is essential and competitive.

Most importantly, he continued to explain, this is to assure there isn’t a digital divide because broadband internet access shouldn’t classify as a luxury.

Abbott named broadband access an emergency item for the 87th legislative session.

Additionally, he mentioned looking forward to working with everyone in the legislature to expand this access for all Texans.

“I look forward to working with all them as well as the house and senate to expand in Texas to ensure we close the digital divide,” Abbott said.

Afterwards, Abbott then gave the floor to Texan speaker, Dade Phelan, who clearly agrees with Abbott on this legislature.

“This future thinking, vibrant, and exciting implementation will help us all get through a rough year,” Phelan said.

Now that Abbott has named it an emergency item, broadband internet will actually provide faster and more reliable internet connections, as it continues to slowly replace D.S.L. internet.

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