Texas A&M University System

Texas Pipes

To bring state-of-the-art communications capacities to underserved schools and other community-serving institutions across Texas, the Texas A&M University System is proposing to deploy a fiber optic broadband network to provide 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps service to almost 50 community anchor institutions. The project plans to extend service to 13 campuses and the surrounding communities in Corpus Christi, Kingsville, College Station/Bryan, Waco, Canyon, Prairie View, Laredo, Texarkana, Commerce, Galveston, Stephenville, San Antonio, and Killeen. These areas encompass four predominantly Hispanic communities, the Historically Black College of Prairie View A&M, and the area immediately adjacent to Fort Hood, the largest U.S. Army post in the country. The project predicts that the network will serve 114,000 students and 27,000 faculty and staff, as well as connect the university police departments to the State of Texas Department of Public Safety to enhance security and safety and help advance Texas’s Next Generation 911 network.

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$6,550,775
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