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White House pushes fast, affordable Internet, praises Manchester, Bristol

Washington – In a push to remove barriers to high-speed, affordable broadband for all Americans, President Obama has cited Manchester and Bristol among dozens of towns across the nation that have taken steps to improve local Internet access.

The Obama administration said that, “through innovative partnerships and smart municipal policies,” these communities are pioneering some of the fastest and most affordable broadband in the country.

In a trip to Iowa on Wednesday, Obama was expected to take aim at 19 states that have enacted barriers to community broadband. Those include Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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