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Office of Broadband

Enabling Harris County to connect, work and innovate by increasing access to affordable and resilient broadband service.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to access internet. Therefore, it is the Office of Broadband’s mission to execute equitable and resilient broadband availability through the engagement of stakeholders, community partners, and residents. The Office was launched in November 2020 after Harris County Commissioners Court determined a greater need for more public internet, particularly to communities where both home internet and public internet were not readily available.

To service students and their families with unmet internet needs, the Office of Broadband provided:

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The ACP benefit provides a discount of up to a $30 per month toward broadband service, the benefit also provides up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider.


Learn more at: https://www.getinternet.gov/

Free Public Wi-Fi

Harris County locations that provide free broadband internet access for the convenience of residents.  These public facilities offer free Wi-Fi. Sites with interior Wi-Fi may provide a limited signal outside the building.  

Clicking on a location in the map will bring up details.  


View a site list here: https://broadband.harriscountytx.gov/Wi-Fi-Locations

Regional Broadband Coordination

Harris County will advocate on behalf of the citizens of Harris County for whom this initiative will benefit.  Regional partners benefit from increased economic activity and opportunities.    


Harris County - Universal Services benefits from developing and deploying next-generation internet technologies and to scale our innovation ecosystem.