Tag: Rural broadband

NEWSMAKER — The Capitol Conversation: Senator Roy Blunt reflects on 2017, sees promise in 2018

| January 11, 2018

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) reflects on 2017 and surveys the lay of the land in the year ahead as Congress sets its goals for 2018. Be sure to catch part 2 of this KMZU Capitol Conversation series with Senator Blunt and KMZU’s Brian Lock on Friday at 7:25 a.m.

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NEWSMAKER — The Capitol Conversation: Senator Claire McCaskill shares NAFTA concerns

| December 13, 2017

Senator Claire McCaskill met with U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and expressed her concerns about alleged sabre-rattling by Trump administration officials.

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Senator Claire McCaskill to FCC: “Deliver on our nation’s universal service promise to Missourians.”

| December 12, 2017

Senator Claire McCaskill urges safeguards in an upcoming FCC broadband auction to protect service in rural areas.

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Innovative solution proposed to help rural Americans access broadband

| July 19, 2017

On Tuesday, July 12, 2017, Microsoft announced they are considering the use of TV white space to provide broadband access to more than 23 million rural Americans.

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USDA takes steps in fighting lack of rural broadband

| June 8, 2017

Four loans will be provided to communities in California, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas, to construct fiber to provide rural users with high-speed internet access.

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Keep calm, Perdue is working to bring broadband to rural areas

| May 18, 2017

Internet access is considered a modern necessity. For anyone born after 1985, a world without internet might be foreign. Rural areas have suffered without broadband to keep them connected with the rest of the world. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has made rural broadband a top priority. When he visited Kansas City on April 28 as […]

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Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Kansas City, seemingly provides immigration clarification

| April 29, 2017

The former Georgia governor projected a relaxed demeanor as he participated in the first Town Hall meeting of his young stewardship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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