Texas’ Shackelford, Throckmorton Counties Launch Plan to Improve Internet Access, Speeds

Input needed to develop a plan to improve internet access and speeds across two Texas counties.

  • Connected Nation Texas

 

Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties, TX. – The Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties Broadband Committee has launched work to develop a Technology Action Plan that will provide immediate and long-term solutions to improve internet access and speeds across both counties. The committee consisting of local stakeholders is in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to develop the plan.

Shackelford and Throckmorton counties are among several communities that are being selected to take part in a statewide effort led by CN Texas and funded by the Texas Rural Funders—at no cost to the counties or communities served.  

“This past year has demonstrated that reliable and affordable broadband is a necessity for our schools, businesses, and local government. We need to start planning now to provide that service countywide,” said Shackelford County Judge Bob Skelton.

As part of this effort, the committee is asking every individual, business, and community organization to take 10 minutes and fill out a survey that corresponds with its county: 

"Our world is changing and the quality and quantity of communication and connection that we have available is vital to sustain our rural communities,” said Throckmorton Mayor, Will Carroll. “The City of Throckmorton, and all rural communities, rely on stable and reliable internet to provide healthcare, education, jobs and quality of life for our citizens. Connected Nation Texas offers an opportunity for us to be all that we can be in this technological advancing time."

The Technology Action Plan, which will be developed by leveraging Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program, will be shaped by the information provided by local stakeholders. The Connected Program has been used in nearly 400 communities across the country to develop county or regional-specific Technology Action Plans that have both short-term and long-term broadband solutions. 

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