Press Release

Walden, Blackburn on Rural Broadband Executive Orders


01.08.18

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders aimed at improving rural broadband.

“Too many rural Americans lack the broadband access they need to join the 21st century economy. We hear this all too frequently from our constituents – insufficient internet access leaves nearly 23 million Americans without access to telemedicine, streaming video, distance learning, and more. The executive orders signed by President Trump bring us closer to spanning the digital divide and helping all Americans fully realize the innovations made possible by broadband, no matter where they live,” said Walden and Blackburn.

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