East Texas Council of Governments http://redriverradio.org en Broadband plans takes shape in East Texas towns http://redriverradio.org/post/broadband-plans-takes-shape-east-texas-towns <p>A series of meetings this month in East Texas will mark formal steps to draft a county-by-county broadband plan for the region.</p><p>The East Texas Regional Broadband Initiative is a 14-county project led by the East Texas Council of Governments or ETCOG alongside the consultancy of Connected Texas, which aims to advance technology in rural Texas.</p><p>Ron Turner, Connected Texas’ community technology adviser, says he plans to hold meetings in all 14 counties to develop tailored plans for broadband connectivity.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:54:27 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43889 at http://redriverradio.org Broadband plans takes shape in East Texas towns East Texas counties stage disaster scenarios http://redriverradio.org/post/east-texas-counties-stage-disaster-scenarios <p>Nearly 500 East Texas emergency responders have launched a three-day regional emergency response test. The training exercise is being held in Canton. It will help 14 counties improve their coordination and understanding of protocol for when a real disaster strikes.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:09:28 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 19485 at http://redriverradio.org East Texas counties stage disaster scenarios