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Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) Number 13616, "Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment," to facilitate wired and wireless broadband infrastructure deployment on Federal lands, buildings, and ROW, federally assisted highways, and tribal and individual Indian trust lands, particularly in underserved communities on June 14, 2012. The E.O. established and charged the Broadband Deployment on Federal Property Working Group (Working Group) with ensuring a coordinated approach in implementing agency procedures, requirements, and policies related to these topics. The Working Group has just completed their first Progress Report that is available here as well as created a GIS mapping tool and inventory of broadband resources to assist those interested in broadband deployment. The Federal Highway Administration has also published a report on successful broadband deployment in highway rights of way as well as other resources.

Updated: Monday, August 17, 2015
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