In rural Texas, we’ve heard over and over again that full broadband access for our communities is right around the corner, but when it comes down to it, the investment just isn’t there. Right now, 30% of rural Americans lack access to broadband internet access. In our district, the number is even higher.
Whether you’re a farmer looking to implement the latest irrigation technology, a student who wants to take online courses, or a patient looking to access telemedicine services, broadband internet access is the key to your future. That’s why I’m calling for investment in rural broadband access for all homes, schools, and businesses.
Twenty-first century communities are built on broadband accessibility. Let’s invest in keeping all of our communities connected.