Texas

Broadband Office

Name: TX Broadband Development Office
Location: Office of the Comptroller
Enabling Act: TX Gov’t Code § 490I.0101 et seq.

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

9,816,521

8,674,415

364,991

777,115

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

91.5%

74.4%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$3,312,616,455

$500,475,163

$26,098,417,432

$104,810,261

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $3,312,616,455
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Drafted
Due: 9/16/23
Link: 5-Year Plan

Initial Proposal

Status: Drafted
Due: 12/27/23
Link: Initial Proposal Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $104,810,2613
Planning Grant: $3,110,148.10
Link to Plan: DE Plan
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

Concho Valley Rural Reach – Middle Mile Project

Applicant: Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Total Cost: $6,688,443
NTIA Award: $3,276,668

Zayo El Paso to Dallas Middle Mile

Applicant: Zayo, LLC
Total Cost: $91,887,375
NTIA Award: $55,132,425

Zayo Dallas to Atlanta Middle Mile

Applicant: Zayo, LLC
Total Cost: $19,554,630
NTIA Award: $13,688,241

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$26,098,417,432

For Broadband
$46,500,262 (0.2%)

CPF

Total

$500,475,163

For Broadband
$365,346,869 (73%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Bringing Online Opportunities to Texans (BOOT) [CPF]

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $120M in Rd. 1 [TX received $363.8M in CPF funds from Treasury in Jan. 2023, representing 73% of its total allotment]
Grantees: TBD
Rules: Relevant materials, including the BOOT NOFO and agreement template, are available here

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes (guardrails)

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2022, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎