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Amarillo’s plan for broadband in El Barrio could be a playbook for other Texas communities without internet

Texas has had trouble getting a state of 30 million residents online for years — even before the pandemic put a spotlight on poor broadband development.

Teresa Kenedy, president of the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee, right, and Angela Garcia, treasurer of BMPC, stand in an unpaved alley in El Barrio, an Amarillo neighborhood, on Jan. 27, 2023. The pair hope to improve the condition of El Barrio.

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