June 29 — The lack of rural broadband internet access — technically, broadband is at least a 25 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload speed, but one FCC definition characterizes it as “high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access” — has become significant enough that Texas politicians are now mentioning the need for improvement in speeches and featuring it on their websites.

— Weatherford Democrat