EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County announced the launch of their public Wi-Fi project that will provide free internet access to underserved communities in the county.  Allocating close to $16 million of CARES Act funding, the county identified over 30 locations...
EDINBURG, Texas – The leader of FIRST RGV has taken on a key leadership role with the FIRST in Texas Foundation. Jason Arms, pictured above, was one of the original founders of the nonprofit FIRST RGV in 2015 to make FIRST’s popular robotics...
Like many other parts of the state, the Rio Grande Valley has been hit hard by the pandemic.  While a range of economic indicators highlight that the Valley is thankfully bouncing back, the pandemic exposed a number of vulnerabilities that,...
Of all the issues advocated for by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the need for high-speed, broadband internet is a relative newcomer, at least compared to topics like cattle theft and water rights that stretch back more...
MISSION, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says Congress is pumping an additional $7 billion into broadband connectivity. The Laredo Democrat welcomed the appropriation, arguing that the funding is particularly needed along the U.S.-Mexico border and in rural areas. He...
EDINBURG, Texas - State Rep. Terry Canales has disputed claims by an AT&T executive that 94 percent of Texans have access to broadband. Canales, D-Edinburg, was one of three state lawmakers to speak about the digital divide during a webinar...
MCALLEN, Texas - Jordana Barton says her upbringing in a colonia in South Texas helped shape her choice of career - as a champion for investment in low-income communities. Barton is perhaps best known in the Valley for authoring the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation is urging the business community to take a survey about broadband connectivity in the city. As first reported in The Rio Grande Guardian, Lit Communities has been hired by the City of...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The next step in moving Brownsville away from the bottom of the digital divide table is to conduct a comprehensive survey on just how bad the situation is. Lit Communities has been hired by the City of...
EDINBURG, Texas - The outgoing executive director of Region One Education Service Center says the digital divide in the Rio Grande Valley should be considered a “major crisis.” Cornelio Gonzalez retires at the end of January, 2021. In an exclusive...

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