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All Texans deserve to be connected

Affordable access to broadband is a critical component of 21st century infrastructure—during the pandemic and beyond.

A cheerful senior man sitting on haystack at a horse ranch, using a digital tablet and smiling.

By Wynn Rosser, Ph.D. & The Texas Rural Funders

“Broadband is an essential infrastructure issue. It is not a luxury, it’s a necessity that touches every aspect of a thriving community. Here we are in Monahans, the number one oil and gas producing region in the nation, but we’re disconnected from the rest of the world. I know we can do better.”

— Teresa Burnett, Executive Director of Monahans Chamber of Commerce, West Texas