Community Wireless Broadband: Hidalgo County Is Bridging the Digital Divide

Situated in south Texas, Hidalgo County was one of many areas hit hard by the pandemic. A key concern was connectivity — with stay-at-home orders issued, how would students continue their education?

This conversation illuminates the use cases, considerations, and benefits for community wireless broadband. Hear from Insight experts and representatives from Hidalgo County on the real-world experience of planning, designing, and implementing a community Wi-Fi mesh network — from collaborating with school districts and leveraging CARES Act funding, to installing more than 3,000 access points to cover a broad geographic region.