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Thu May 30, 2019, 06:21 AM

Rural Broadband Advocates Upbeat After Session That Saw No Cash

Three of the five bills dealing with expanding broadband in Texas are either waiting on the governor’s desk or are already in effect. The results have proponents optimistic.

The 86th legislature filed more than 7,300 bills between the two houses, so getting excited about five on one topic may be absurd. But when it comes to broadband, community leaders and advocates have been waiting a long time to see it gain steam.

“We’re finally seeing some. I don’t know if it’s light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re finally getting to the tunnel,” said David Cleveland, executive director of the East Texas Council of Governments, a 14-county wide swath of Texas.

“Clearly the education is getting through and now it’s a matter of momentum going behind this,” he said.

Read more: https://www.tpr.org/post/rural-broadband-advocates-upbeat-after-session-saw-no-cash

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