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Texas Pipes Website Highlights Texas A&M's Broadband Network Project
Updating the public on Texas A&M University's broadband network project is the focus of a new website, texaspipes.tamu.edu. The Texas Pipes project will build a fiber optic broadband network to bring state-of-the-art communications capacities to all 11 universities of The Texas A&M University System, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and over 30 schools and community-serving institutions in 14 cities across Texas.
The new Texas Pipes website features at-a-glance progress indicators, a map of the proposed network and monthly project reports. The site shows where the broadband network project will positively impact communities across Texas. Listed are the community anchor institutions that will be connected to the network, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, hospitals, public safety entities and community support organizations.
The Texas Pipes project is funded by a $6.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant to Texas A&M, on behalf of the A&M System's TTVN Network, along with $3 million in matching contributions. Texas A&M Information Technology departments, Telecommunications and Educational Broadcast Services, are leading the project.
Texas A&M Information Technology provides IT services and resources that support the academic and research pursuits of The Texas A&M University System.