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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2019 12:15 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/15/2019 12:15 PM
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High Speed Broadband Is Fostering a New Era of Innovation for Rural America

Washington, DC...As we look to the future of agriculture, manufacturing, small business, education, and healthcare, we see a common thread: every advance requires robust Internet connectivity. As President Donald J. Trump said during his State of the Union address, he is eager “to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting-edge industries of the future.” Those industries will rely heavily on widespread, secure, and reliable connectivity.




However, for millions who live in rural America, the promise of high-speed broadband networks are still just that—a promise yet to be realized. Nearly 39 percent of rural Americans lack sufficient broadband access, creating a digital divide that is leaving too many behind. From homework to healthcare, high-speed internet is a modern-day essential at home. Also, the Nation and the world rely on the commodities and goods that rural America produces – from its croplands, ranchlands, forests, factories, and mines. The competitiveness of America will increasingly require Internet connectivity for these vital industries to be able to use all possible 21st Century technological advances. Unfortunately, the wide-open spaces and unique geography that make rural America great also make it significantly harder and more expensive to build secure broadband networks.

From the first days of his Administration, President Trump has made it a priority to invest in our Nation’s infrastructure and bring prosperity to rural America once again. Agencies are removing regulatory red tape and identifying opportunities for coordination, making it easier for the private sector to invest and build safe and reliable broadband networks to the areas that need access most. Yesterday’s report is another step towards ensuring that all Americans have access to the vital resources they need to participate fully in the opportunities of the future. The American Broadband Initiative report serves as a roadmap for Federal departments to streamline permitting, leverage more Government assets, and maximize the effectiveness of taxpayer funds to bring high-speed broadband networks to rural America.

THIS OP-ED ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN AGRI-PULSE ON FEBRUARY 14, 2019. By: Michael Kratsios and Chris Liddell


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Central Sierra Connect
Posted on: 2019-02-15 15:02:20   By: Anonymous
 
What the H happened to our high speed internet?
The cables are in, millions spent, and the people got squat.
Many roads still show the scars from 2009 , but 10 years later the promise of affordable internet , we still don't have affordable accessible internet.

More of tRump's BS promises.

Keep publishing those pressers John , good on you?

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    Re: Central Sierra Connect
    Posted on: 2019-02-15 16:59:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey STUPID that was all done before Trump you stupid gnikcuF ignorant Dumpacrap.
    I swear your ignorance is simply amazing. I'm surprised you're smart enough to wipe your own ass and not eat the to....or is that why you have Brown stained teeth and horrendous breath?

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    Re: Central Sierra Connect
    Posted on: 2019-02-16 16:15:47   By: Anonymous
     
    If you are withing Comcast footprint it is fine, Cal-Tel has fiber to homes, Cal.net has good wireless offerings & Volcano as well.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-02-15 15:52:44   By: Anonymous
 
It's going to be REALLY, REALLY GREAT. It's going to be HUGE. Any of you jamochas still thinking this guy will deliver - including truly high speed internet to Calaveras - well, I got a bridge I'd like to sell ya.

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    Posted on: 2019-02-15 22:15:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey "our internet is fine" Go suck a conduit.

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