Connected Texas Releases New Broadband Access Figures

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AUSTIN, TX - New research from Connected Texas snapshots the latest broadband availability across the state, with 92 percent of Texas households having access to broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload or higher.

Connected Texas is a nonprofit commissioned by the state to work with all Texas broadband providers to create detailed maps of broadband coverage and development of a statewide plan for the deployment and adoption of broadband. It has been working since 2009 to ensure that Texans have access to the economic, educational, and quality-of-life benefits derived from increased broadband access, adoption, and use.

Among the findings of the new broadband availability research are:

  • 92 percent of Texas households have access to broadband at advertised speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload (excluding mobile and satellite services), which means nearly 688,000 households are in areas eligible for Connect America Fund broadband deployment subsidies.

  • 95 percent of rural households in Texas have access to broadband of at least 768 Kbps download/200 Kbps upload (excluding mobile and satellite services), leaving approximately 141,000 rural Texas households unable to connect to basic high-speed Internet.

  • Only 34 percent of Texas households have access to broadband speeds of at least 100 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload (excluding mobile and satellite services), but that number is up 10 percent from six months ago.

“We are excited to see steady growth in expansion of overall broadband coverage across the state,” said Connected Texas Executive Director Don Shirley. “These updated access numbers show us where we need to focus our work on continuing to grow broadband access, adoption, and use across the state. There are still nearly 150,000 Texas households without any available Internet service. We are working for them and for the hundreds of thousands of Texans who need the free educational resources we provide to teach all residents how to reap the countless economic and lifestyle benefits that Internet access provides.”

All of the Connected Texas research and maps are available through the Connected Texas website and through its broadband mapping tool called My ConnectView. Residents and businesses are encouraged to use the interactive map to find the broadband providers in their area and help validate the data. Residents are also encouraged to join their local Connected technology team to help tailor the broadband expansion plan for their community and use the Every Community Online program to get free computer and Internet skills training and become eligible for discounted computers and home Internet service.


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