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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Applauds President Trump’s Order on Rural Broadband

January 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement applauding President Trump’s executive order to “use all viable tools” to accelerate the deployment and adoption of affordable and reliable broadband connectivity in rural America. 

“As a Member of the Rural Broadband Caucus and the proud representative of New York’s 21st District, I commend the President for making rural broadband a priority,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Increasing access to rural broadband is a major priority for our region that will help grow our economy and increase access to educational opportunities. Specifically, I know increasing access to broadband internet for our farmers will help them bring their operations into the 21st Century. In Congress, I have been pleased to lead on two major legislative initiatives to increase access to rural broadband and I look forward to partnering with the Trump Administration on this important effort.”

Background:

House Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Funding Available for Rural Broadband Projects

Stefanik Reintroduces Broadband Legislation for Farmers

 

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