Nearly 2.8 million Texas households lack access to high-speed internet. There is a critical need to connect Texans with reliable broadband access, as well as the affordable devices and digital skills necessary to use the internet.
The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) is developing the Texas Digital Opportunity Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for achieving reliable and affordable broadband, device access, digital skills training, and cybersecurity awareness to expand digital opportunities for all Texans.
A major step in this process is to identify the digital opportunity barriers faced by Texas households, such as lack of infrastructure, digital literacy, affordable service, or access to devices. To better understand these barriers, BDO has developed the Texas Digital Opportunity Public Survey to collect information about what Texans are experiencing with broadband internet accessibility, affordability, and adoption. The survey, which includes an optional speed test, is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Widespread input will ensure that the state develops a comprehensive and inclusive plan that effectively addresses the digital opportunity needs of all Texans.
Help close the digital divide for Texans by completing the Texas Digital Opportunity Public Survey. Feedback collected from this survey will help develop the state’s plan to expand digital opportunities and future funding strategies throughout Texas.
The survey opened on April 20 and will stay open for approximately two months. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete.