Rural Broadband Executive Order Critical for Georgia-12

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Washington, January 9, 2018 | comments

President Donald J. Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national convention yesterday before signing an Executive Order on streamlining and expediting requests to locate broadband facilities in rural America. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement:

“In today’s world, broadband is not a luxury, but rather a necessity for folks to compete. Every time I travel the district, Georgians tell me why they need accessible and affordable rural broadband in their homes, schools, and businesses. Since elected, I have been working tirelessly with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to get more broadband to Georgia-12. Many of my constituents reside in rural areas and have major concerns about the lack of access to broadband. Farms, businesses, and families are suffering due to lack of connectivity not only in my district, but across this nation.”

“Thanks to yesterday’s executive order, we are one step closer to reliable, affordable broadband internet service for all Americans. I want to thank President Trump and Secretary Perdue for their continued support of rural communities, and I look forward to further addressing this issue in the upcoming Farm Bill.”

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