BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The City of Brownsville and Lit Communities recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their BTX Fiber Broadband Project.

The project is a public-private partnership designed to eliminate the digital divide in Brownsville. The ceremony was held at the main branch of Brownsville Public Library 

Following the event Rio Grande Guardian International News Service secured an interview with Helen Ramirez, the interim city manager of Brownsville. Here it is:


Editor’s Note: The above video is the fourth in a four-part series on Brownsville’s efforts to eliminate the Digital Divide. Click here to watch Part One, featuring Jordana Barton-Garcia of Connect Humanity. Click here to watch Part Two, featuring Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez. Click here to watch Part Three, featuring Rene Gonzalez of Lit Communities.

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