We need your help connecting more Texans

Every Texan Should Have Access to the Internet. Tell the Legislature to Act Now.

There’s still time this legislative session to help bridge the digital divide in Texas. Today, 7 million Texans lack broadband access. We need to fast-track broadband expansion in our state.

As an employee, you can be proud that AT&T is doing its part to tackle these challenges and committed $2 billion from 2021–2023 through our companywide AT&T Connected Learning initiative to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption. Even with our multi-billion-dollar investments, it will take a combination of the private sector and the State of Texas to invest in building broadband infrastructure to reach every Texan.

With a record $32 billion in budget surplus, Texas can and should invest state funds to connect our state. Those funds – which would be put before Texas voters this November for approval – would help our first responders and small businesses in urban and rural communities have access to the Internet.

HB 9 & HJR 125 include:

  • $1 billion for public safety & Next Generation 9-1-1
  • $1 billion for last-mile broadband connections