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President Trump signs order to assist rural broadband buildout

President Trump signs order to assist rural broadband buildout

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday to expand internet connection in rural communities.

"I commend President Trump for doing what he can through executive action to cut the red tape that serves as a roadblock to broadband buildout in our rural communities", said Sen. That bill would streamline the application process required to build broadband infrastructure on federal lands.

President Trump's address to the American Farm Bureau Federation 99th annual convention this week in Nashville definitely brought agriculture some positive publicity, mentioning the word farmers over 25 times in his speech, more than any of the previous three presidents in all of their official speeches combined.

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The secretary also officially presented the findings of the President's Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.

"By focusing on additional measures that the government can take to ensure consumers in rural areas have robust broadband service, President Trump's Task Force has performed a great service", Polka said.

"With the voice of rural America leading the way, and in close collaboration with local, state, and tribal leaders, 22 federal agencies, offices, and executive departments accepted the challenge to make rural America great again", Perdue said in a statement. "Policies that protect monopoly deployment deliver slower, more expensive results, and it is our hope that President Trump and all policy makers will embrace and unleash the power of competition policy to promote faster, more affordable broadband for rural and underserved markets". Closing the broadband gap could mean a more connected country, with more people on the internet and able to rely on internet-dependent devices.


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