Public Comment Open for Texas Broadband Proposal

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Dear Texas Economic Development Stakeholders,

We would like to make you aware of the latest news from the Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) and opportunity for public comment on the new statewide broadband connectivity proposal. The BDO recently released the draft of their Initial Proposal, Volumes 1 and 2, which was developed as part of the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, for public comment.

As you know, Texas has been allocated $3.3 billion to bring last-mile connectivity to unserved and underserved households across the state. The BDO has been working diligently to plan for efficient use of this funding through the development of the Initial Proposal. The Initial Proposal was developed with comprehensive public engagement and feedback from local governments, community-based organizations, community anchor institutions, industry and residents lacking a reliable, affordable high-speed internet connection.

The public comment process is open to all Texans, and the BDO encourages residents, local governments, community-based organizations, potential subrecipients and others to provide their valuable feedback. If you have any comments or feedback that would inform the final version on the Initial Proposal, please provide that insight through the online form linked below. The BDO is accepting feedback until December 4, 2023

Proposal & Public Comment

Your remarks will help shape the future of broadband connectivity in Texas. The final draft will be submitted to the federal government no later than December 27, 2023.

Thanks to the efforts of the BDO, along with the Governor's Broadband Development Council, and with the support of local and regional community partners, Texas is focused on ensuring increased broadband connectivity across the state.

Thank you for your attention to this important initiative and thanks for everything you do for the great state of Texas!



Adriana Cruz
Executive Director
Texas Economic Development & Tourism
Office of the Governor