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Senate Education Committee to Meet on Broadband Access

03.22.2016 — The Senate Education Committee will meet Tuesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Room E1.028 (Capitol Extension) to discuss the following interim charge:

  • Evaluate digital learning opportunities in classrooms and examine existing barriers to schools' ability to provide a digital learning environment. In particular, study the availability of affordable broadband access to school districts across Texas. Examine different options for improving access to broadband service in all areas of the state, for districts and student homes. Make recommendations on a statewide plan for building the necessary infrastructure to provide a competitive, free-market environment in broadband service.

Public testimony will be limited to three minutes.