- Economic development
- Education and training
- Utility & Traffic management/modernization
- Smart city integration
- Reducing the digital divide
- Pandemic preparedness
- Public safety
Below, you’ll find important information about how the city is analyzing this broadband initiative, and you can take a public survey to help us make the best decision possible.
What We’re Doing
The City of Bryan is conducting a study in order to determine the feasibility of providing a city-wide broadband internet service. This study takes into account the current and future network infrastructure, operational capabilities, processes and assets the city will need to provide broadband internet services.
Where We are in the Process
Between January and July 2020 staff members at the City of Bryan conducted internal research and had discussions with other cities about broadband internet services. This initial research was vital to initiating a full broadband feasibility study. Here’s a quick timeline of the process so far, and how things will proceed now that we’re in 2021:
Broadband Feasibility Study
The city secured the services of consultants to assist with the feasibility study.
On Nov. 3, 2020, Bryan voters passed a ballot measure, with 76% of voters in favor of the city providing, but not requiring, broadband internet services.
A preliminary broadband design and costing study will be delivered to the City of Bryan.
A bilingual broadband Public Feedback Survey is released to Bryan citizens and businesses on Jan. 4, 2021, and a new informational webpage is created on the city’s website: www.bryantx.gov.
February – March 2021
During this time the city and their consultants will analyze the survey results, review the recommendations and develop a business plan with several possible scenarios.
The final results of the feasibility study will be presented to the BTU Board of Directors and the Bryan City Council. The city council will then provide further direction on this project.
Does This Project Make Sense?
The results of the survey and initial feasibility study are scheduled to be delivered in April 2021, including residential and business surveys and network costs studies. This information will determine the financial viability of providing broadband internet services in the City of Bryan.
A preliminary presentation was given to the Bryan City Council during a workshop meeting on Dec. 8 that outlined basic information about the project and provided a roadmap of what to expect as we move through the process.
How Long Will This Take?
Analysis of the feasibility study is scheduled to be completed and presented to the BTU Board of Directors and the Bryan City Council in April 2021.
Creating a new broadband service provider from the ground up is a time-intensive, multi-year process. It will take significant planning, training, resources – both people and financial – and a large investment in new infrastructure to make it a reality.
Help Us: Take the Public Feedback Survey
We need your help and input so that city leaders can make an informed decision on this project. There are two surveys: One for residential service, and one for business service. Both of these surveys are available in Spanish by clicking the links below and then changing the survey language setting in the top right corner of the survey webpage. Please help us make the best decision possible on potentially offering broadband internet service.
Still Have Questions or Concerns? Contact Us
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this process (outside of our Public Feedback Survey), please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact the city through our online contact form, or give us a call at 979.209.5558.