Rural Texans still need better broadband access

It’s no secret that when it comes to broadband access, rural residents are far behind their urban counterparts. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, nearly 40 percent of rural Americans lack access to high-speed internet connections.

The Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott have been working to find solutions and improve access since a bill was passed last May creating the governor’s Broadband Development Council.

Helping in those efforts is South Texas cattle rancher and Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) member Lindsey Lee. She was appointed by Abbott in January as the council’s agricultural organization advocate.

“Agriculture is definitely my passion,” Lee, who lives on her family’s ranch in rural Jackson County, said. “I’m very honored and excited to support the governor on this initiative.

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