Texas Comptroller to visit University of Houston – Victoria as part of their Texas Broadband Listening Tour

There will be ten more events as part of the Texas Tour

VICTORIA, Texas –  Texas Comptroller is visiting the University of Houston – Victoria Campus as part of their Texas Broadband Listening Tour.

The tour is to get people’s insights about internet access and to collect input to develop the state’s first broadband plan. This will help the new Broadband Development Office in bringing high-speed internet to the entire state by identifying the needs and challenges of communities and which areas are in the most need.

Administrators with UHV know how important it is to have reliable internet access for students especially those in rural areas.

“The reason we have this is because we have a lot of students living out in those and we reach them because we got a big online presence here with the delivery of our classes and we realized how important it was,” says Donald Jirkovsky, Director of UHV Center for Regional Collaboration. “We really realized how important it was after the pandemic hit so that our UHV wants to reach out to the community but also reach out to our students that’s also virtual,”

This is all part of President Biden’s 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure deal that passed in Nov. 2021.

65 billion was towards high-speed internet with Texas having 75 million of that budget to bring high-speed internet to all Texans within the next five years.

The next ten tour events are free and Texans are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about broadband services in their communities.

Click here to see where the next event is taking place and to register.