We Fully Support
HOUSE BILL 5:
BROADBAND FOR TEXANS
ALSO SUPPORTED BY:
Alliance | Greater Houston Partnership |North
Texas Commission | RGV Partnership | Texas
2036 | Texas Association of Counties |Texas
Electric Cooperatives | Texas Farm Bureau |
Texas Telephone Association
Creates the Broadband Development Office within the Office of the Comptroller, which will:
Prepare the State Broadband Plan
Texas iscurrently one of only six states without a state plan.This puts Texas at a disadvantage when applying forfederal dollars.
Participate in proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission
Federal broadband maps have traditionally been inaccurate. Texas cancomplement the FCC's new mapping initiative byactively working to improve its accuracy.
Produce the Broadband Development Map
With granular, address level data the statecan better identify which areas of Texas need the most help.
Administer the Broadband Development Program
This program will make certain thatany private, federal, or state funding is ready to be delivered to applicants so service canbe expanded as soon as possible.