A telecommunications fund that was set up in the 80's will help out rural West Texas communities get broadband service.

According to NewsWest 9, the Texas Universal Service Fund was set up in 1987 to provide basic telecommunications service to rural areas, and State Representative Brooks Landgraf has called on Gov. Abbott to expand broadband access to the rural communities of West Texas.

Landgraf and other members of the legislature joined together on a call to the Public Utility Commission of Texas to discuss the Texas Universal Service Fund helping provide broadband access to communities that have limited or no access.

The fund could become insolvent as soon as January so Landgraf and the other legislative members are trying to keep that from happening while trying to provide broadband to those who have gone without.