Liberty County residents asked to take broadband survey

The Houston-Galveston Area Council has partnered with Connected Nation Texas to study the needs of broadband in Liberty County.

“We are entering an exciting time for Liberty County with the extensive growth, not only with residential developments, but with commercial and industrial growth that will bring much-needed jobs to our communities in Liberty County,” said Cleveland City Manager Kelly McDonald.

The Liberty County Broadband Committee is comprised of local community leaders from various sectors with a common mission of enhancing broadband access, adoption and use throughout the county for the benefit of local residents and businesses. To that end, the Committee has partnered with Connected Nation Texas and its “Connected Community” program to assess the present state of broadband in Liberty County, establish a broadband planning process and address Liberty County’s current and future broadband needs.

The survey is divided into categories, such as household, business, medical, agriculture, higher education, health, K-12, libraries and organizations, public safety and government. Participants can take one or more surveys if they have more than one role in the community. For instance, if you own a home and a business, you can take the Household and Business surveys.

According to McDonald, information from the study should be available in May or June of 2020.

“From that, grant funding will be accessible for possible infrastructure updates for the needed broadband services across the county,” she said.

To take the survey, go online to

For questions, call Tom Stephenson at 248-376-4046 or email Learn more about the program at

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