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Trump jumps in on rural broadband
01102018 BROADBAND
President Donald Trump, surrounded by politicians, holds up a signed executive order and a memorandum on rural broadband access at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. - photo by Associated Press
Georgia lawmakers in Atlanta and Washington just found a powerful ally in their push to bring faster internet to rural areas of the state: President Donald Trump. Trump on Monday declared nationwide rural broadband expansion a priority of the federal government through an executive order and directed federal agencies to “reduce barriers to capital investment, remove obstacles to broadband services and more efficiently” use government resources.