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TEP’s Watch-List – 2015 Legislative Session in Full Swing

One third of the way through the 84th legislative session, our state is nearing a crossroads. The population of Texas is predicted to double by 2050, and one simple question is prominent—can Texas hold ’em? As our state is forced to innovate to keep pace with our explosive growth, the role of technology has never been […]






March 17, 2015 in Blog, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

Moving Forward

We’ve been talking a lot about Title II and we’ve been pretty clear in our position against over-reaching regulation that’s sure to threaten network investment and stymie innovation. Novel headline hunters and unfortunate partisan politics hijacked the reality of how applying Title II regulations to the Internet will impact the technology community. Of course we […]






February 26, 2015 in Blog, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

Tech, Taxes & Texas

So a lot happened last week. On the evening of Tuesday, February 17, Governor Abbot gave his first State of the State address where he “laid out an ambitious agenda for the next two years” and outlined five top priorities. Two of those priorities are directly related to tech including tax relief for Texas businesses and […]






February 24, 2015 in Blog, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

Four for One Gig

Something of historical significance happened on the evening of Wednesday February 11, right at City Hall in Austin, Texas.  The Austin Technology & Telecommunications Committee decided to convene representatives from four broadband providers – Google, AT&T, Time Warner and Grande – for a discussion about their offerings and what this means for Austin.     […]






February 16, 2015 in Blog, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

Regulating Internet Access as a Public Utility Would Cost Consumers Billions a Year

Pocket books in Texas will take a significant hit if access to the Internet is reclassified as a public utility. With Title II regulations in place, American consumers could see their costs for wireline and wireless communication access increase by $15 billion a year, according to an analysis released today. If regulated as a public utility, any company that provides […]






December 2, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

1930s-Era Regulations for the Internet Spell Disaster for our Economy

Technology has been a formidable force in the Texas economy. In the past, tech entrepreneurs didn’t pay much attention to public policy and were quick to state their focus on building their businesses. The federal government, under a wise bipartisan approach, had made the correct decision to allow Texas’s innovators to do just that, without […]






October 21, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Issues, Uncategorized

TEP’s Chelsea McCullough featured in the Austin American-Statesman

This special to the Austin American-Statesman was published on October 18, 2014. Technology has been a formidable force in the Texas economy. In the past, tech entrepreneurs didn’t pay much attention to public policy and were quick to state their focus on building their businesses. The federal government, under a wise bipartisan approach, had made […]






October 20, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Issues, TEP In The News, Uncategorized

Video delivery at the core of true net neutrality

In what feels like a nanosecond, the Internet has evolved dramatically since the era when we suffered through dial-up connections while tethered to a bulky desktop PC. Today, we use lightning-fast networks and a devices of all kinds to connect wherever and whenever.  The Internet hasn’t just changed our lives; The Internet itself has morphed.  […]






September 5, 2014 in Blog, Infrastructure, TEP Focus, Uncategorized

Talking With TEP: Ordoro

Tech entrepreneurs are on the front lines of innovation and job creation.  What better way to find out what’s happening in tech in Texas than to hear it straight from our state’s top entrepreneurs? TEP Executive Director, Chelsea McCullough talks with Sangram Kadam, Co-Founder at Ordoro. Ordoro is a web-app that helps online retailers manage […]






June 25, 2014 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, TEP Focus

The Push: IoT in the gym and the future of innovation

By Chelsea McCullough / June 2, 2014 The Internet of Things is in your home, your car, your office, and even your gym. Getting in shape can be an intimidating undertaking, but technology is making this a more customized and motivating process. Just take a look at the wide range of wearable fitness trackers currently on the market, including the […]






June 2, 2014 in Infrastructure, TEP Focus, TEP In The News