Ross Franz with New Source Broadband and city council member Joe Mitchell chat with Connected Texas’ Tom Stephenson
Ross Franz with New Source Broadband and city council member Joe Mitchell chat with Connected Texas' Tom Stephenson (Cherry Rushin)
Jack County community leaders met Tuesday concerning an initiative to expand broadband internet access and use.

Community Technology Advisors Tom Stephenson and Ron Turner from Connected Texas, a non-profit program commissioned by the Texas Department of Agriculture, spoke to the group of about 24 locals at a luncheon at the Twin Lakes Activity Center in Jacksboro. The program is free to communities who participate with the goal of economic expansion.

Jacksboro has been chosen to participate in the community planning and outreach program. Connected Teas will research three key areas concerning community connectivity — access, adoption and use.

“When we get done, the end product is a community technology action plan.”

The group will work with providers, community members, organizations and businesses to collect data on those areas.

Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Jan. 24

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