Texas Broadband Development Office Charging Ahead
1 Mar 2023
The Comptroller’s Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) became operational in September 2021 and has been working urgently ever since to help bring high-speed internet to Texas communities.
While still a relatively new office, the BDO has achieved significant milestones, including the development of a comprehensive statewide broadband plan and a broadband availability map of Texas. The BDO also has secured funding — including $363.8 million in federal money for its Bringing Online Opportunities to Texas (BOOT) program — to fulfill its legislative directive to connect every Texan to broadband service. There’s still a long road ahead, but with all it has accomplished thus far, the BDO has demonstrated determination to ensure Texas is connected for continued economic and social success.