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President Trump signs executive order on rural broadband Internet

President Trump signed an executive order aimed at promoting the expansion of broadband Internet into rural areas lacking connectivity in front of a crowd of 5,000 American Farm Bureau Federation members.

The order states the executive branch will “use all viable tools” to accelerate the deployment and adoption of affordable and reliable broadband connectivity in rural America.

Executive departments “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, flanked by the state’s Tennessee Republican congressional delegation as well as its GOP governor, Bill Haslam.

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