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The lines are long for early voting at every polling location in Fort Bend County early Tuesday, but it’s not just because of the increased turnout.

Fort Bend County voters face obstacles as early voting begins Tuesday

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County officials are working to fix a technical glitch that prevented the polls from opening at their scheduled time of 8 a.m. 

County leaders said the machines didn’t have today’s date programmed so they wouldn’t work when the polls opened.

“They were not programmed to start this morning. And that had to be reprogrammed,” Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton said. 

He said they are investigating whether it was intentional, but said it could be because they’re using “state-of-the-art machines” for only the second time.

The delays came on the first day of early voting.

“I was extremely disappointed with the technical issues,” In a tweet

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On the first day of early voting, widespread technical difficulties in Fort Bend County meant that no votes could be cast when polls opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Hundreds of would-be voters were queued up in massive lines at polling places across the county, many of whom gave up and went home after waiting for an hour or longer.

In an impromptu press conference posted live to Facebook, Fort Bend County Judge KP George acknowledged the “technical glitches” with the county’s voting system Tuesday morning, and said that “half our machines are back online” as of 8:47 a.m.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George said he supports a full investigation into what went wrong with early voting's kickoff Tuesday.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George said he supports a full investigation into what went wrong with early voting’s kickoff Tuesday.

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“We will make sure this won’t happen again in Fort Bend County,” George said, flanked by his fellow Democrats elected to countywide office. George said he will

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Fort Worth Residential Internet Coverage

Located within one of the largest metropolitan areas of Texas, Fort Worth enjoys service from many local and national internet service providers.

Centurylink Prism and Frontier FiOS both bring fiber to the city of Fort Worth. Centurylink Prism has a limited network, but it can expand in coming years. Frontier FiOS is currently available in part of the Far North neighborhood of Fort Worth.

DSL is offered through AT&T, as is fiber. The DSL coverage map is slightly larger, covering all of Fort Worth and surrounding neighborhoods.

Certain Fort Worth neighborhoods are served by Frontier Communications, including part of Far Northwest Fort Worth and part of the Far West neighborhood.

Through Windstream, customers in the Arlington Heights area have access to high-speed internet. This central neighborhood is joined by Wedgwood and Far Southwest.

Time Warner Cable serves the eastern edges of Fort Worth, including Far

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Fort Worth Residential Internet Coverage

Located within one of the largest metropolitan areas of Texas, Fort Worth enjoys service from many local and national internet service providers.

Centurylink Prism and Frontier FiOS both bring fiber to the city of Fort Worth. Centurylink Prism has a limited network, but it can expand in coming years. Frontier FiOS is currently available in part of the Far North neighborhood of Fort Worth.

DSL is offered through AT&T, as is fiber. The DSL coverage map is slightly larger, covering all of Fort Worth and surrounding neighborhoods.

Certain Fort Worth neighborhoods are served by Frontier Communications, including part of Far Northwest Fort Worth and part of the Far West neighborhood.

Through Windstream, customers in the Arlington Heights area have access to high-speed internet. This central neighborhood is joined by Wedgwood and Far Southwest.

Time Warner Cable serves the eastern edges of Fort Worth, including Far

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