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Friday, November 22, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Redirect Wall Spending for Rural Broadband

 ‘18th Century Walls to 21st Century Bridges’ Plan Would Redirect Wall Spending to Pay for High-Speed Internet in Every Rural Community
Helena, MT – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today called for redirecting funding for a border wall to instead wire rural communities with high-speed broadband. President Trump’s border wall is estimated to cost nearly $70 billion, the same cost estimate for connecting high-speed internet to every school, hospital, and community in rural America. Ensuring rural communities have access to dependable high-speed internet is a key tenet of Governor Bullock’s comprehensive Fair Shot for Rural America plan.

“Instead of 18th century walls, let’s build 21st century bridges to connect rural communities and give every American a fair shot at success,” said Montana Governor Steve Bullock. “President Trump’s border wall is a waste of taxpayer money that does nothing to keep us safe or properly secure the border. As President, I’ll invest that money in closing the rural-urban communications gap by connecting high-speed broadband to every rural community. We need to bridge divides, not build walls — that’s exactly what this would do.”