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    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016

    Sanders Wants High-Speed Internet for US

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    US presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday criticized low Internet speeds for users in the United States, drawing a comparison between America and Romania.

    According to Sanders, residents of Romania enjoy much faster Internet than American citizens. This is unacceptable, Sanders states, and must be changed.

    "High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury. It's crucial for rural America to be connected and do business with the rest of the world," the self-described democratic socialist said on his campaign Twitter page.

    "Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania, have access to much faster Internet than most of the US," he later tweeted, adding, "that's unacceptable and must change," without explaining why he chose Romania for comparison.

    Sanders is currently in second place, behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the Democratic presidential race.

    The Senator has distinguished his candidacy by refusing to set up a Super PAC (political action committee) for his campaign, stressing that his campaign is not only about electing a president, it "is about transforming America," while addressing supporters in his home state of Vermont.

    Sanders is Clinton's only rival, and trails behind the former first lady in polling and delegates.

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    • jas
      Funny how he didn't mention that until now. free candy for all if you vote for Sanders
    • backfromthegraav
      No he does not ... he just wants Kill kill kill
      What do AmeiCuns sing when going to Work ...

      Lets Kill, Kill, Kill it is the AmeriCun Way,
    • ptcjm
      with 45 millions on food stamps there are serious problems over there.
    • ralf.sxm
      Come on Bernie, you do not know either, that US is not America and US is not representing America. It seems to be an illness like megalomania. We Not-US-Americans are not responsible for that dirty US-politics. Please respect that. I shall not get tired of pointing this out. Best regards from Middle / South America
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