We’ve got some good news to report for a change:
“NASHVILLE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was expected on Monday to sign an executive order to make it easier for the private sector to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land and buildings, part of a push to expand high-speed internet in rural America. …
The White House described the moves as an incremental step to help spur private development while the administration figures out what it can do to help with funding, something that could become part of Trump’s plan to invest in infrastructure.
“We know that funding is really the key thing to actually changing rural broadband,” a second White House official said.”
If the Trump administration wants to dramatically expand rural broadband in the infrastructure bill, I am all for it. Compare broadband internet in the United States to South Korea. In South Korea, the national government has promoted the expansion of internet infrastructure through public-private partnerships while the United States has taken a more laissez-faire approach.