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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.
 

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