Vote Madeline Eden for real representation in HD17 Posted in: Opinions Now that most all of us are requiring broadband for remote learning, telemedicine and/or home offices because of changes caused by the coronavirus, the weaknesses in our state’s rural broadband internet access are once again being exposed. Current House District 17 Representative, John Cyrier, was among a group of state legislators who recently signed a letter asking Gov. Greg Abbott to develop a statewide broadband plan. Cyrier and his GOP buddies seem to make rural broadband a priority each time elections roll around, but when the Legislature meets (when it really counts), the issue falls by the wayside for another two ...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!