Henry Cuellar shoots live interview with Fox News at LCC

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The new state-of-the-art uplink system at Laredo Community College has connected Laredo to the world by being able to send video, audio and data to any part of the globe using direct satellite technology.

Congressman Cuellar took part in an interview with Fox News’ America’s News Headquarters with Shannon Bream and spoke on the topic of immigration.

LAREDO, TEXAS (Office of Henry Cuellar) - The new state-of-the-art uplink system at Laredo Community College (LCC) has connected Laredo to the world by being able to send video, audio and data to any part of the globe using direct satellite technology. The idea for this uplink system was made a reality by a partnership with the college that included federal and private funds secured by Congressman Henry Cuellar.

The uplink system, located at LCC’s Fort McIntosh Campus, is the first of its kind in Laredo and the surrounding area, including the counties of Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Maverick and Uvalde, and can be used to transmit classroom instruction to other cities and provide communication services to government agencies and private businesses. Before this uplink, residents had to travel hours out of town and to larger cities in order to gain access to these services.

A recent milestone for the uplink studio was reached this week when Congressman Cuellar used the college’s uplink system to do the first live broadcast interview at the campus. On Sunday, August 24, Congressman Cuellar took part in an interview with Fox News’ America’s News Headquarters with Shannon Bream and spoke on the topic of immigration. Congressman Cuellar’s interview can be viewed HERE.

“I congratulate Dr. Maldonado, LCCTV Director Ricardo Iniguez and the entire staff on the great work they have done to make this beautiful uplink system a reality,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I’m glad to see that Laredo is competing and leading the way towards technological innovation for South Texas.”

“Laredo Community College takes great pride in being at the forefront of technology, learning and innovation. This historic transmission utilizing the satellite uplink technology available at Laredo Community College marks the beginning of a new mode of delivery for instruction, services and programs we offer at our great institution,” said LCC President Dr. Juan L. Maldonado.


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