On June 14, 2023, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill (SB) 1893 into law, banning TikTok, WeChat, and other specified applications on City-owned devices, equipment, and networks, effective immediately. As a result, beginning on Friday, June 28, patrons will be unable to access TikTok and the other identified applications while connected to public Wi-Fi in City facilities or parks.
SB 1893 dictates that access to TikTok, WeChat, and several other applications be prohibited on all devices and networks, including routers and internet access points, owned by municipal governments and other governmental entities. To comply with this legislation, the City of Coppell will block access to these applications at the network level, preventing the download or use of these apps on any City-owned devices and private devices that are connected to the City’s internet network.
Patrons wishing to use these apps while in City facilities will be required to disconnect from the City’s Wi-Fi in order to do so.
Review the full text of SB 1893 (PDF). Visit the Texas Department of Information Resources website to learn more and to view the full list of prohibited apps.