The organization SA Digital Connects and the Texas Broadband Development Office are asking the public for input on internet accessibility, affordability and adoption.
According to a news release, the BDO will use an ongoing survey to develop a Texas Digital Opportunity Plan, which is required to apply for federal funding to connect all Texans to reliable, high-speed internet.
Representatives for SA Digital Connects, a public-private collaborative, said the bilingual survey includes a speed test of a survey user’s home internet. The survey closes at the end of June.
SADC is implementing the San Antonio/Bexar County Digital Equity Plan and has been working with the BDO to close the digital divide for more than 20% of local residents who do not have high-speed, reliable and affordable internet.
SADC representatives said a major step for the BDO to build the plan is to identify digital opportunity barriers faced by Texans, such as lack of infrastructure, digital literacy, affordable service or access to devices.