Investing in industry, our families, and our future
July 26, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "More than 2,700 homes or businesses in rural Virginia that don't have access to high-speed Internet will be able to get service under a federal subsidy program that kicked off Wednesday. Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc. said it is planning to use $2.1 million from the Federal Communications Commission's "Connect America Fund" to deploy broadband in rural areas that would reach more than 7,000 people."
Progressive Point: The President was right when he said America was built by Americans--people, government, and businesses working together. The same is true of Virginia. Businesses depend on our highway system to move their products, our school system to educate their future workers, and right now we're working together to provide access to high-speed Internet to thousands of working Virginians.
Mitt Romney has admitted that "a lot of people help you in a business," but today he's still distorting what the President said for political gain. But Romney has also said that we have to work together to build economic development opportunities. Today in Virginia, business and government is working together to provide internet access--and working to invest in industry, our families, and our future.
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