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Today President Trump Signed an Executive Order to Expand Rural Broadband

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Today President Trump Signed an Executive Order to Expand Rural Broadband
by Luke Bouma on January 8, 2018

Today President Trump signed an executive order to help expand rural broadband across the United States.

Trump has reportedly made two moves on rural broadband Monday, with plans to sign an executive order and a memo that the White House described as “incremental,” but the start of an effort to make progress on the issue.

According to the executive order the United States Government “should seek to reduce barriers to capital investment, remove obstacles to broadband services and more efficiently employ government resources,” the order goes on to say.

“Those towers are going to go up, and you’re going to have great, great broadband,” Trump said, along with Tennessee Republican congressional delegation as well as its GOP governor, Bill Haslam.

According to reports, the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be required to develop a plan to support rural broadband deployment.

The executive order follows the release of recommendations from a task force established last year that seeks to make several improvements to the country’s rural areas. The task force’s recommended several new measures seeking to enhance broadband access, improving quality of life, generate a reliable workforce, advance technological innovations and economic development.

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Need an eo to get more competition so tv and net providers quit fking gouging everyone
 

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Sweet! 'Bout time the fecking .gov does something for the fools who actually live here and pay the taxes.
I look at the national highway system and the REA, CCC etc all huge, massive programs to directly improve the lives of everyday Americans.

The globalists will hate this. Carry on President Trump!

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Awesome political move. His voters are rural. He informs them through alternative media. He is making it easier to take his message to his base. Amazing long term strategic move.
 

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Making America great , one tower at a time.
Boy oh boy do we need it out here.
1 human per sq mile in this county.
Cell service is sketchy. Some days its like dialup..
We're 2500 sq miles with 2200 people in my county, but have fiber optic high speed internet - it ain't cheap though.
 

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Awesome political move. His voters are rural. He informs them through alternative media. He is making it easier to take his message to his base. Amazing long term strategic move.
More businesses can open and operate from wherever they want instead of being stuck in high population, high tax and high cost of living cities.
So yes it is a brilliant move in more than just political reasons.
Heck my house up north, only high speed internets is cellular AT&T or satellite. Both very expensive and just barely high speed.
There isn't even dial up available on my road or most other places. Some main roads have dial up and that's it.

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This expansion of rural broadband will benefit students at rural schools and rural areas where home schoolers live.
 

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We were just having a discussion about this and other issues with internet provisioning.
Just before Trump talked to the farmers, he brought up in a tweet that 39% of the rural areas are underserved by ISPs.
This is nothing new, I remember quite well back in the mid 90s we had people in our "computer club" who lived a bit out in the woods around here, they couldn't even get reliable dial up access due to the telephone lines being so old. Low population density has always been a problem in the USA for rural areas, first it was a problem getting electricity to them, then telephone service, then dial up service, now broadband.

I suspect that in the end the answer may be carrying data over power lines, since they are already in place.

There may be a reason TPTB are "holding back", after all, once you have reliable high speed internet everywhere, it removes an important reason to be in an urban or suburban area. If you look at real estate and cost of living [property taxes] rural areas are a huge bargain. If you can work from home, think of the money saved and the taxes not collected. Plus a healthier living environment for you and your family.
 

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There may be a reason TPTB are "holding back", after all, once you have reliable high speed internet everywhere, it removes an important reason to be in an urban or suburban area. If you look at real estate and cost of living [property taxes] rural areas are a huge bargain. If you can work from home, think of the money saved and the taxes not collected. Plus a healthier living environment for you and your family.
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Hussein and other leftist/globalists did their best to reward the cities and starve out the rural.
That's nothing new either most corrupt regimes around the world have done the same thing over the years.

It's difficult to control rural folks. They are spread out and much more self reliant.
They are also usually armed, resourceful and don't cotton to being told what to do.



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It kind of reminds me of Mexico in the past before cellphones. All telephone lines went to Mexico City. That way they could be cut off if there was rebellion in the sticks.