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USA Today: President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Rural Broadband

News / In The News January 9, 2018

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders after his Jan. 8 address to the American Farm Bureau Federation. USA Today explained that the executive orders “promote the expansion of broadband internet into rural areas that lack connectivity.”

Rural prosperity was a major theme of the presidential address. Trump explained that the decisions of his administration honor the farming industry, noted USA today. Other issues discussed were tax reform, regulatory reform and trade.  

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The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the state of Utah and San Juan County (Utah), last week filed a brief in support of President Donald Trump’s December 2017 proclamations decreasing the size of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Bears Ears National Monument.

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A recently released White House broadband access report echoes the American Farm Bureau Federation’s call for use of more robust, detailed data when creating broadband maps.

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