VTX1 Companies is extending broadband services to more than 100 units with the Willacy County Housing Authority.
The $100,000-plus investment by VTX1 is a major plus for housing residents who work from home, students who need the services for homework, and senior citizens who need to connect to healthcare providers. Jaime Serna, the executive director of the housing authority, praised VTX1 for its service to the community.
“We are excited about giving our tenants the opportunity to fiber Internet,” said Serna at a recent ceremony in Raymondville. “We are glad the complex will have full access to this service.”
The VTX1 broadband services will be ready for housing authority residents by November. The Raymondville-based VTX1 also presented an additional contribution to the housing authority for the purchase of new playground equipment for its residents.
Community Partnerships Enhancing Lives
“VTX1 Companies have always been involved in the community and (are) big contributors to enhance the quality of life in our area,” said Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra. “These services will no doubt enhance the opportunities for everyone that resides here, especially for students.”
Patrick McDonnell, VTX1’s chief operating officer, noted the company’s partnership with the public sector in completing the project.
“Our sales and operations teams have been working tirelessly with local government officials to get this project approved,” McDonnell said.
The VTX1 Companies will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2022. It began as a cooperative in 1952 to provide telephone service to rural customers. The company has since grown to become a leading provider of broadband and wireless services to all of the Rio Grande Valley. Its reach also goes to much of South Texas with its service area covering approximately 41,000 square miles. It is the second largest rural Internet service provider in Texas.