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Blog // Connect Michigan

President Obama Highlights the Importance of Rural Broadband at Farm Bill Signing

By Wil Payton

President Obama was in Michigan today to sign the Farm Bill into law. In his speech, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, the President commented on recent initiatives to increase broadband in the nation’s schools. Below are excerpts from his speech that highlight the importance of broadband: A lot of what you’re doing here at Michigan State helps to spur on that innovation in all sorts of areas that can then be commercialized into new industries and to create new jobs.  Training folks with the skills to fill those jobs -- something this institution does very well. We’ve helped to make sure all of our students have high-speed...

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