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While discussing the new unemployment report today, President Obama also announced his latest stimulus bill project: $795 million to expand broadband Internet service to 66 rural areas with little or no access.
"In the short term, we expect these projects to create about 5,000 construction and installation jobs around the country," Obama said. "And once we emerge from the immediate crisis, the long-term economic gains to communities that have been left behind in a digital age will be immeasurable."
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
"66 rural areas" doesnt even begin to cover them all.
I'm always blown away by this apparent lack of scale folks have of the United States.
We dont all live in cities stacked on top of one another like chickens in cages.
I can show you massive populated chunks of this country that still dont have electricity. And most folks there dont want it.
Obama can keep his rural broadband expansion.