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August 3: Better Rural Broadband Access Would Make America Great Again

by Countable | 8.3.17

The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

  • White House advisor Stephen Miller’s heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Miller was discussing the Trump administration’s new merit-based immigration program when Acosta asked if it went against the poem on the Statue of Liberty, which includes the famous lines, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." "The poem you were referring to was added later," Miller shot back. "It's not actually part of the original Statue of Liberty."

What’s Worth Watching

  • The FCC does more than net neutrality. Stop by the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting and give your thoughts about various items, including bringing broadbrand to underserved areas, the FCC’s data collection, and actions to increase the number of Americans with access to wi-fi services. Watch live @ 10:30 a.m. EDT.

  • Want to lower your premiums? Take a look at the Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security’s "Insurance Fraud in America: Current Issues Facing Industry and Consumers." They’ll examine insurance fraud trends and tools available to states, insurers and consumers to protect themselves from these crimes. Watch live @ 9:45 a.m. EDT.

The President: D.C. & W.V.

  • After meeting with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster at 11 a.m., the President participates in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event at 11:30 a.m.

  • In the evening, the President participates in a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington, West Virginia.

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

  • The House is on recess until September 5.

The Senate: IN SESSION

  • Debating motion to proceed with the FDA Reauthorization Act

  • Debating and potentially confirming the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy

Have a delightful day, CountaBronies.

"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast." —Viktor Frankl

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • MsMegan
    08/03/2017
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    Universal broadband access will go a long way in helping rural areas catch up to the rest of the country, offering them more opportunities in education and, eventually, jobs. It's a good thing.

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  • Frankie
    08/03/2017
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    Broadband access to rural areas is a no brainer, but we need to supportive of net neutrality. Miller debating the words on the Statue of Liberty is hilarious, hilariously embarrassing

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  • Matthew
    08/03/2017
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    First of all, the only step towards making America great again is dumping the Manchurian!!!! Yes, allowing easier broadband access to rural areas is a good thing. Especially for students.

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  • AndreB
    08/03/2017
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    It's sad that we have a white house that just quickly dismisses some of our symbols of generosity as a country. Many of these same people would defend monuments of the confederacy and then turn around and wish to erase monuments to openness. This country is going to take years to heal from this level of rabid divisiveness. The US is losing an identity of kindness and democracy.

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  • Deirdre
    08/03/2017
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    Wow! I am amazed at how ridiculous the people in office are. That said, yes we need to give access to the internet to rural areas. But we don't need to give up our right to search for anything on the internet. Government needs to get out of my computer and phone.

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  • Marcia
    08/03/2017
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    Definitely support net neutrality and rural broadband access. Also Stephen Miller? You are an ass, sir.

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  • Sharon
    08/03/2017
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    Jobs jobs jobs require internet access. We don't all live in city/ metro areas. Please don't forget us!

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  • Kmason
    08/03/2017
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    Americans are spending more and more money online every year. By putting better broadband in rural areas would be a cheap way to boost the economy by giving them access to goods and services not readily available to them in their area.

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  • NanceinNJ
    08/03/2017
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    I support improved/enhanced broadband access for rural areas as well as net neutrality. There are many benefits including those for education, health care, business services, emergency services, etc. So let's make sure broadband access is available to all regardless of geography. And net neutrality remains critical so that communication and information flow can happen freely, and without economic hardship to some. The internet is essential infrastructure as much as our electric grid, highways and water and sewer systems.

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  • Azrael
    08/03/2017
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    I'm sure if used for educational purposes but this admin wants it so more have access to their propaganda Guess they don't want to drop paper messages from airplanes

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  • Katrhyme
    08/03/2017
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    Rural broadband pretty much does not exist. We use either sat dishes or dsl, which are extremely slow. Please allow rural areas to join the populous cities in quick access to information and entertainment. Be sure to support net neutrality.

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  • Marc
    08/03/2017
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    Good broadband access all over the country would definitely be a benefit for all those folks in rural areas. Although, this alone will not make America great again. This objective goes way beyond broadband

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  • Brandon
    08/04/2017
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    As long as tax payer money does not pay for it I'm all for it. No one is forcing you to live out in the country where you know most utilities don't run. If you don't like slow internet move closer to the city it's as simple as that.

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  • Ken
    08/04/2017
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    If Jim Acosta could be put before a firing squad for some real not made up version I would be proud to be a member of that firing squad as I put him in the company of TRAITORS AND TERRORIST AND SCUMBAGS LIKE Chuckles the Clown Schumer, Pelosi. Maxine Watters, and several more Scumbags of the Democratic Party who have nothing against Our Great President Trump other than he BEAT Killary Clinton and they just hate him. All those like Mueller who should have been fired three weeks ago and the stupid idiot who set up the outline of the things and latitude Mueller could have gone. Why doesn't he investigate the one with the most Russia connection Killary Clinton. Damn their lives I think I hate him and them.

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  • Simone
    08/08/2017
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    Vote yes to expand broadband access.

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  • Bryan
    08/05/2017
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    Better broad band in rural areas would greatly be appreciated. Here in the US we pay the most for some of the slowest of access.

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  • Eric
    08/06/2017
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    We don't have enough money to build rural broadband if 1 mile of fiber optic cable is $40000. That being said it really sucks not having decent internet service. I am against net neutrality because a company should be able to charge a higher rate for a premium service. Otherwise we might as well be Russian and all have the same speed everyone gets 25Mbps and no proticol gets persistence over any other voice gets same priority as email. How ridiculous.

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  • Monica
    08/03/2017
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    The. Heated exchange was done on Miller's part. It is so clear that this administration does not want any criticism The base of the statue was added later,with the inscription. Cutting down on immigrants entering our country will hurt our economy and our future. And yes, rural areas of this country do need access to high speed internet service We need to maintain net neutrality Trump rally is West Virginia is an attempt to feed his ego and restate how great he is. Once again we will here about coal even though his policies will take away their healthcare as well as funding for job training

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  • Warren
    08/03/2017
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    Miller is a nut case just like rest of the trump team.

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  • Scott
    08/05/2017
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    Universal broadband access would be great!

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