You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Broadband expansion to assist rural areas
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Grange lauded President Obama’s decision to sign an executive order that will make broadband expansion up to 90 percent cheaper and faster for those along federal lands and roadways.
According to a June 14 National Grange press release, this plan will drastically expand and speed the deployment of broadband access for rural Americans.
The White House will also announce the formation of a new public/private partnership known as “U.S. Ignite.” The new alliance will consist of nearly 100 partners, including major cities, corporations, and nonprofit groups, joining forces with more than 60 universities to develop new networks that run up to 100 times faster than modern Internet services.
The president’s executive order will require the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Postal Service to offer carriers, both large and small, an easier approach to leasing federal assets to expand their broadband infrastructure and services.
The U.S. Ignite Partnership will create a nationwide network of communities and campuses with incredibly fast and programmable broadband services, with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. The networks created by this partnership will be used as tests for building the next generation of broadband networks. For more on the National Grange, visit www.nationalgrange.org.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Section A: General News Archives
Corner Store grand opening is set for July 2 (July 1, 2015)
Court Update (July 1, 2015)
Crouch Memorial Bull Riding (July 1, 2015)
Dan Patrick weighs in on same-sex marriage decision (July 1, 2015)
Disabled veteran license plates available for widows (July 1, 2015)
Does the EPA control your stock tank? (July 1, 2015)
East Central ISD decisions will save taxpayers millions (July 1, 2015)
Editorial: Changing the past to fundamentally transform America (July 1, 2015)
Editorial: Donald Trump tries to put his brand on GOP (July 1, 2015)
Editorial: Hillary and history: Best-known is not the same as best-qualified (July 1, 2015)
Event highlights seniors, vets, services July 17 (July 1, 2015)
FELPS aims to improve reliability systemwide (July 1, 2015)
Floresville ISD adopts $39M budget (July 1, 2015)
Floresville keeps city manager, 'extravaganza' (July 1, 2015)
Free July training for business owners (July 1, 2015)
Guadalupe deputies hunt fugitive after bar fight near Seguin (July 1, 2015)
H-E-B recalls burger buns (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia approves $26M-plus budget (July 1, 2015)
Letter: Frightened aging bones (July 1, 2015)
Meeting Watch: Falls City City Council (July 1, 2015)
Miles Svoboda earns saddle in chute dogging event (July 1, 2015)
New battalion commander recalls Floresville roots (July 1, 2015)
Nixon residents respond to shooting with prayer (July 1, 2015)
Parkside Homes wins planning and zoning approval (July 1, 2015)
Scam email: Pay up or die (July 1, 2015)
Skloss retires after four decades with Karnes Electric (July 1, 2015)
Tanker, tow truck crash on U.S. 181 (July 1, 2015)
Tour vintage aircraft at Stinson Municipal Airport (July 1, 2015)
Traps to avoid after graduation (July 1, 2015)