EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Texas Comptroller visited University of Texas at El Paso to discuss the lack of high-speed internet access.
Glenn Hegar was joined by University of Texas at El Paso President Heather Wilson Monday as part of his Broadband Listening Tour.
“The city of El Paso is in a six-county region where 40 percent of households do not have access to high-speed wireline broadband, and 22 percent of households do not have internet access of any kind,” Hegar said. “Today’s conversation will help my office identify changes, chart goals and encourage investment to expand high-speed internet access to areas in need. We are grateful for the input we have received.”
Wireline broadband includes fiber, cable and digital subscriber line (DSL).
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The tour, which will help guide the strategic vision of Texas’ new Broadband Development Office, is taking Hegar to a dozen locations across the state.
Please visit Texas Broadband Listening Tour 2022 for details about dates and locations of upcoming tour stops.
The BDO was established during the regular session of the 87th Legislature to award grants, low-interest loans and other financial incentives to expand access to broadband service across the state.
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