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October 1, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Seldom has a government program had more direct impact on the lives of ordinary Americans than Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to bring electric and telephone service to the nation's rural communities. "Few things will add more to the comfort, satisfaction and happiness of the rural population," a congressional committee declared in establishing the program in 1936, when only 12% of rural America had electricity or telephones. By now, virtually the entire nation has both.
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October 1, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Seldom has a government program had more direct impact on the lives of ordinary Americans than Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to bring electric and telephone service to the nation's rural communities. "Few things will add more to the comfort, satisfaction and happiness of the rural population," a congressional committee declared in establishing the program in 1936, when only 12% of rural America had electricity or telephones. By now, virtually the entire nation has both.
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