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    Broadband Internet

    The City of Bryan is exploring the possibility of offering broadband internet access to ensure residents and businesses have the access they need to take advantage of all opportunities the internet has to offer. Some of these advantages are:

    • Economic development
    • Education and training
    • Telehealth
    • 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.

    Take the Survey (Residential)

    Take the Survey (Business)

    What are we doing?

    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

    August 2020

    The city secured the services of consultants to assist with the feasibility study.

    November 2020

    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.

    December 2020

    A preliminary broadband design and costing study will be delivered to the City of Bryan.

    January 2021

    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:

    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.

    April 2021

    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?

    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.

    View the Dec. 8 Presentation

    How long will this take?

    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.

    Take the survey

    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.

    Take the Survey (Residential)

    Take the Survey (Business)

    Contact Us

    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.

    Contact Us