Connected Texas encourages partnerships with both private and public entities. We value the insights that state agencies, private industries, community groups and non-profits provide in promoting adoption, access, and use of broadband in the state.
Letter from the Commissioner
Living life and doing business have always relied on connections, which is why we are working to end the digital divide and connect all of Texas to the Web.
Broadband is an essential service of the 21st century. When all Texans have access to broadband service it will allow a farmer in West Texas to be on the same playing field as a business executive on Wall Street. Besides business development, broadband and high-speed Internet will improve health care and education in our great state.
The Texas Department of Agriculture is partnering with Connected Nation, a non-profit organization, to launch Connected Texas, an initiative to create detailed maps of broadband coverage and accurately pinpoint remaining gaps in broadband availability in the Lone Star State. Connected Texas will maintain and regularly update the broadband inventory maps as data is collected and make this important information available to public and private entities, as well as citizens.
Connected Texas offers a local approach to broadband mapping and you can be part of the effort. This Web site offers all Texans the opportunity to provide feedback and validation about your current broadband availability. You can test your Internet connection speed, tell your broadband story and participate in a technology assessment survey all of which help us better understand the state of broadband in Texas.
Life and the speed of business are moving faster than ever, so don't just get connected - Get Connected Texas.