Podcast: Arseneau: How Brownsville can benefit from the NewSpace Economy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The potential benefits to Brownsville in particular and the Rio Grande Valley as a whole of expanding their presence in the NewSpace economy were discussed at the recent BTX Developers Event. The event was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership in conjunction with Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation and the City of […]
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Podcast: One gigabyte broadband will attract even more businesses to Pharr, says Perez

PHARR, Texas – Victor Perez, executive director of Pharr Economic Development Corporation, says his work recruiting new businesses to Pharr is about to get a whole lot easier. The reason? TeamPharr.Net, the City of Pharr’s much-lauded fiber-optic cable broadband internet network service.  The network will provide an internet speed of one gigabyte, which Pharr Mayor […]
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Podcast: Cuellar: Getting broadband to rural areas is now one of my top issues

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 said improving internet access will be one of his top issues for 2021. “We added […]
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Podcast: Survey underway to measure Brownsville’s digital divide

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 Brownsville to conduct the survey, which is titled Bring Better Broadband to Brownsville. “This is […]
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