Texas should adopt a statewide comprehensive approach to tackling the Digital Divide Posted in: Opinions Note: Last year, Connected Nation Texas conducted an in-depth broadband availability survey and study in Bastrop County to determine the level of high-speed internet service available to Bastrop County residents. For more information about this study, visit www.elgincourier.com. For most Texans, life without internet access is unimaginable. The internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives—from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms, and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without an internet connection. In his February 2021 State of the State address, Governor ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!