Dallas Has A Plan To Expand Broadband To Households In Need & They Want To Hear From You
The City of Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District are looking for feedback on study aiming to make high speed internet accessible and equitable for all Dallasites.
The city and Dallas ISD have a plan to extend internet access to parts of the city and school district that get no or little service now. That’s hundreds of thousands of people.
If you're a Dallas resident or DISD parent:
Click here to share your thoughts on the plan.
The deadline to submit comments is Aug. 6.
The city and school district propose spending $13.5 million to build a 100-mile fiber backbone that would cost $ 1 million a year to maintain.
The goal of the investment is help students learning at home and to created more opportunities to help students who are behind catch up, especially given pandemic learning losses.
The report says an even bigger fiber backbone could reach even more unserved homes, but would cost up to $50 million.
Take a look at a summary of the report below.
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