Tag: Rural broadband

Rural Missouri internet ‘lags’ behind

| January 11, 2019

Missouri is ranked 42nd for rural connectivity and has more than one million residents without access to broadband. Only two other states, California and Texas, have more than one million rural residents without access to broadband internet.

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Farm Bill stalled on the Senate floor

| June 28, 2018

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said the Senate is on track for wrapping up all loose ends before Friday afternoon.

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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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