President Trump: We’ll Spend ‘Great Deal’ on Rural Broadband
President Donald Trump says rural areas are going to get broadband as part of his infrastructure plan as a way to address what he signaled was an “unfair” lack of such access. “[T]he rural folks have been left out, including broadband Internet access, which they don’t have,” President Donald Trump said in a meeting with state and local officials on his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. “And they want it, and the farmers want it. It will create thousands and thousands of jobs, and increase training for our great American workers, and it returns power to the state and local governments who know best what their people need.”
Gov Scott Walker (R-WI) thanked the President for the broadband portion of the infrastructure package. “We’d love to have — whether it’s white spaces, fiber networks, you name it — there’s plenty of opportunities for us to grow and expand our Internet capacities all throughout the United States,” Gov Walker said.