One in four San Antonio households do not have access to the internet.

Low-income and rural communities are more prone to suffer from the "digital divide" — a disparity in access to technology and the internet — which exacerbates economic, social and political imbalances.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

UPDATE:Residents in the Kerrville area tell TPR Internet and phone service have been restored. ORIGINAL STORY: Residents in the Kerrville and parts of Kerr County have spent most of the day without phone service, including access to 911.  Internet service is also out.  City officials say the outage was caused by a  fiber line that was cut this morning.  They're also reporting spotty cell phone service. Without the communications systems many banks closed early today. Officials say that if you need emergency services and a call to 911 doesn't go through you should call 830-792-2730.

How Did The World Wide Web Start?

Oct 23, 2015

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee's TED Talk

In the 1980s, scientists at a nuclear research lab in Switzerland were asking how they could share and collaborate on massive, complex projects. Tim Berners-Lee, then a contractor, answered by inventing the World Wide Web.

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio is getting ultra-high speed internet access sooner than expected. AT&T will launch gigabit internet in the Alamo City next Monday. Customers using AT&T services will be given first access to internet speeds so fast you can download an entire movie in about 30 seconds.  

AT&T calls it GigaPower, offering speeds up to 1000 megabits per second. Renee Flores, a VP with AT&T said it will be available to a significant population, mostly U-Verse customers on September 28th.