The Big Bend Telephone Company, Inc. (BBT) is committed to helping bridge the digital divide and investing in innovative solutions to make the digital world more accessible to everyone.
The company has secured funding to launch the Reconnect 4 Grant Project that will deploy a state-of-the-art, fiber-to-the-premises network, adding over 272 linear miles of fiber optics in the rural Texas counties of Val Verde, Brewster, and Terrell.
This initiative will empower more than 218 households within the region, specifically targeting areas outside the Colonia’s of Comstock, Langtry, and Terlingua Ghost Town, as well as portions of the rural subdivisions of Salem’s Point, Castle Canyon, Guajia Bay in Val Verde County, and Terlingua Ranch in Brewster County.
The Reconnect 4 Grant Project is aligned with BBT’s commitment to providing world-class telecommunication services, fostering economic development, and promoting enhanced quality of life in these socially vulnerable and remote areas. The project aims to make high-speed internet not only accessible but also affordable. By participating in the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs, BBT is working towards bridging the digital divide and ensuring that rural communities have the same opportunities as their urban counterparts.