For years, America’s farming community, the very backbone of our country, has felt abandoned and neglected by Washington and the rest of the country.
Farmers and others in rural America have, in many cases, struggled with getting high-speed internet access, and this lack of availability of a valuable form of technology is hurting our farmers on many levels.
Without access to the fastest, most up-to-date internet, life is much harder on the farming community in America, and their businesses suffer, hurting the rest of the country too.
However, the Trump administration is committed to helping rural Americans get fast, reliable internet access, and as Vice President Mike Pence said, it’s something that “will help all of America compete on a level playing field.”
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 8, 2018
Several politicians from the midwest agreed, and the responses on social media were overwhelmingly positive.
I am committed to supporting the right policies that encourage rural broadband investments, and I commend @realDonaldTrump for taking action to ensure rural communities across Arkansas and our nation have an equal competitive footing. https://t.co/M58YnbIKyW
— French Hill (@RepFrenchHill) January 8, 2018
This country is at its best when those living in rural America are given the opportunity to succeed. Thank you, @realDonaldTrump, for fighting for rural Americans! https://t.co/RqptjUDEab @POTUS #AFBF18
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) January 8, 2018
Thank you @realDonaldTrump! Our farmers deserve nothing but the best, and it is about time rural America is on a level playing field with fast, reliable, quality broadband internet. https://t.co/eMcVgtUVeW
— Chuck Fleischmann (@RepChuck) January 8, 2018
For far too long, rural America has been left behind. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for taking action on such an imperative issue for farmers and their businesses, by signing 2 executive orders for rural broadband access. Our internet standards are unacceptable. It’s time for change
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 8, 2018
Unlike previous administrations, President Trump values and respects the hardworking American farmers who help keep our country fed, and under his “America First” leadership, he’s making sure that they no longer feel forgotten.