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Loebsack praises Obama broadband plans in Iowa

Loebsack praises Obama broadband plans announced in Iowa

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Iowa Second District Congressman, Dave Loebsack, who was on board Air Force One with President Obama when The President came to Cedar Falls Wednesday, says future economic development depends on internet access.

Congressman Loebsack has new interest in future internet concerns.. He recently joined to the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,. The Committee has jurisdiction over broadband issues.

 Loebsack says, “The future of economic development in Iowa and across the country depends, in large part, on access to the internet and specifically broadband. I have met with many small businesses, farmers, and rural telecommunication companies who have stressed the importance of expanding high speed internet to rural areas. Broadband also gives small and rural schools the power to vastly expand their educational options, providing students with a cutting-edge 21st Century education regardless of geography. Today's announcement is a necessary step for rural economic development, education, job growth, businesses, farmers, and families.”

Congressman Loebsack is the lone Democratic member of the Iowa Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. He flew to Iowa Wednesday with The President.

I was pleased to join President Obama today as he laid out his plan to make sure Iowans and others in rural areas are not left behind. Expanding broadband for all Iowans is critical so that this economic development tool is available for everyone, regardless of where they live.”

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