Cornyn: FCC Authorizes $77M for rural broadband connection in Texas

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $76,686,993 in federal funding to expand broadband to 33,901 unserved rural Texas homes and businesses over the next decade, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced in July.

This is the third wave of funding authorized through FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month.

“Access to broadband isn’t just about connecting to the internet. It’s an issue of safety, of education, and of health for rural Texans,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for recognizing the critical need for broadband in rural areas and for supporting the connectivity of nearly 34,000 rural Texas households.”

Read the FCC’s announcement with a full list of recipients broken down by county and how many households they will reach here.

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

The information in this article is from a press release sent by Libby Sharp, Press Secretary for U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).