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Trump signs rural broadband order, forgets funding

In the absence of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at CES, President Trump took it upon himself to shake up the internet at the start of this week. The buzz from the famous trade show largely dissipated the news, but the signing of two new executive orders to bring high-speed broadband to rural parts of the US is a move which has somewhat backfired – receiving much criticism for missing the mark in what is really required to boost broadband. The plan is to improve infrastructure for farmers and other small businesses, although Trump doesn’t appear to have set out any funding structure to accommodate his signature. He highlighted a $200 billion infrastructure proposal last year and the general consensus is…

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