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RACA
Advocating for federal, state, and local policy and regulatory reform to advance the rural and agriculture goals and initiatives of America
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USTelecom Nov 10
NEW ➡️ USTelecom and coalition of ranching and agriculture leaders urge Congress to finish the job of modernizing U.S. maps. Read the letter:
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Evan Swarztrauber Oct 27
Replying to @ruralagcouncil
"This Report and Order would ensure that additional support is available in areas with more challenging terrain and ... will fast-track the deployment of 5G capabilities to rural America[.]" -
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Jodi DeHate Oct 21
, , Deployment of 5G-capable networks in rural areas will drive job creation & have a powerful impact on local economies. We urge Commissioners to support the for America at October Open Meeting. Learn more:
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RACA Oct 22
At its upcoming October Open Meeting, the will consider the , a $9 billion fund for fast 5G deployment to rural America. Rural areas that lack even basic 4G coverage would be eligible to upgrade to 5G. Learn more --->
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RACA Oct 2
Radio/TV broadcasters & rural newspapers provide local news, emergency alerts, and educational programming. Thank you to for including aid for local broadcasters in the HEROES Act 2.0! Learn more:
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RACA Sep 24
The will host a Consumer Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow at 10:30am ET. On the agenda will be an update on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund & 5G for at 1:00pm ET. This meeting is open to members of the public; watch via .
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RACA Sep 14
Replying to @ruralagcouncil
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RACA Sep 14
On Wednesday, will consider the Rural Connectivity Advancement Program, sponsored by & . The bill would set aside 10% of proceeds from spectrum auctions to help build out . Watch it LIVE ⤵️
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RACA Sep 10
Great op-ed by in : 9 of 10 American voters support Congress using federal funds to expand broadband infrastructure to reach those living in areas not currently serviced by a broadband provider.
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RACA Sep 9
"To close the digital divide, we must know the contours of where the divide starts and ends. The government’s existing mapping methodology is past its shelf life." John Stankey, CEO of , outlines his "game plan" for connecting America.⤵️
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RACA Sep 2
Another win for ! Thank you to the incredible leaders at these agencies for coming together in support of increased connectivity outside of urban centers.
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Evan Swarztrauber Sep 2
“From the beginning of my tenure at the FCC, I’ve heard and shared the view that telemedicine is a game-changer for rural America. ... More than ever, these areas of the country need enhanced connectivity to provide vital health services[.]" -
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U.S. Cattlemen's Association Aug 18
"The broadcasters we have come to rely on for daily, hourly, & up to the minute coverage need our help...We must ask our elected officials to push for federal advertising dollars to be directed to local media markets." - via
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Black Growers Aug 6
Shaun Nelson turning the water on down in Louisiana to quench the thirst of his growing soybean crop.
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Washington Examiner Aug 3
. signed an executive order boosting access to healthcare in rural areas by extending an emergency authority on telehealth benefits, making permanent temporary measures introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senator Roger Wicker Aug 4
Breaking down barriers to will have a long-term positive impact on health care in the United States. I am glad the administration has made expanding telehealth services a priority.
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Rural Development Aug 4
Yesterday we announced $462 million in new rural water infrastructure. Our comes from one of these projects- in West Virginia a $14 million investment to upgrade rural water infrastructure will assist six communities in the state. ICYMI:
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RACA Aug 5
“In Montana alone, this investment will fund $3.3 million in loans and over $1.2 million in grants for infrastructure improvements in Roberts-Carbon County, Ryegate, Wolf Point, Sanders County, and Harlowtown."👏 Thank you, !
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RACA Jul 28
RACA Pres. Jack Alexander writes to the on the need to prioritize local media markets in the next aid package. CC: , ,
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RACA Jul 28
Local media depends on advertising revenue to meet their bottom line. As businesses shuttered their doors, so did their dollars. Stimulus dollars should be put back into our community newspapers, radios, & TV stations.
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