Speaker backs rural broadband proposal

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston announced that he "supports a plan to fund rural broadband by sticking a new tax on e-books, steaming services and other digital goods while lowering an existing tax on traditional services such as landlines and cable TV." In a statement discussing his top priorities for the legislative session, Ralston said that he believes "broadband is foundational to so much of what we are attempting to do to revitalize rural Georgia."

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