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Bringing digital inclusion and
building a technology community
in Brownsville, TX

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Join our active Community Server! Chat with local tech enthusiasts about programming, coding assistance, design tips, video editing, local gaming, job opportunities, and more. 

Stay updated of Connect BTX events, workshops, and other events that we’re up to! You’ll be able to chat with our staff to ask questions, engage with other local residents, and make suggestions on how to build this community.

The Digital Divide

Laredo and Brownsville hold the top two spots on a list of the nation’s worst-connected cities. Brownsville residents have substantial disadvantages in education, fostering economic growth, and preparing our children to participate in the growing digital economy. This problem is commonly known as the digital divide.

Broadband Can Save Us

Broadband is an integral infrastructure needed in our community. Lack of broadband access disproportionately affects low- and moderate-income communities. According to the FCC’s 2019 Broadband Development Report, 21.3 million Americans lack access to fixed broadband at speeds of at least 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads

I’m concerned about her falling behind.

Betsy Rubio & her daughter lack internet access in their Brownsville apartment

PHOTO BY Scott Stephen Ball for The New York Times

Brownsville is the 2nd worst connected city in the United States

1 %
National (USA)

Households nationally (USA) without internet access

1 %
Brownsville, TX

Households in Brownsville without internet access

Getting Involved

Here are a few ways you can help Connect BTX and close the digital divide

Tell Your Story

Tell your story of how the digital divide impacts your every day life. With your permission, we will broadcast your story to bring awareness to others.

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