An estimated 877,000 Texans do not have access to broadband at home
Austin, Texas (June 22, 2021) – Gov. Greg Abbott last week signed HB 5 and SB 507, along with several other broadband-related bills. Each measure establishes new approaches to expanding broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across Texas.
“Each piece of legislation tackles the need for better internet access in different ways,” said Jennifer Harris, State Program Director, Connected Nation Texas. “House Bill 5 looks at the issue in a coordinated way, establishing a State Broadband Office among other things, and Senate Bill 507