President Trump Working to Give Rural Americans High-Speed Internet Access


Percentages of High-Speed Internet Access

1/9/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,

President Donald Trump has authorized a new initiative to expand high-speed, broadband internet to rural parts of the country.

The President made the announcement in a speech for the America Farm Bureau in Nashville.

President Trump’s executive order and presidential memorandum direct his administration to use “all viable tools to accelerate the deployment and adoption of affordable, reliable, modern high-speed broadband connectivity in rural America.”

The move comes after feedback from the American farming community about the lack of internet access in rural America.

This is true in Maine. Areas of central, northern and western Maine suffer from a lack of broadband access.

In fact, according to Microsoft, in Maine’s rural areas less than a third of the population have access to high-speed internet.

According to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report, 39% (23-Million Americans) of rural Americans are lacking access to high-speed internet.

The President also joked about more people now being able to follow him on Twitter @realdonaldtrump, saying it’s his way AROUND the media.

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