• On June 14, 2012, President Obama issued an Executive Order on Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment. It establishes a Broadband Deployment on Federal Property Working Group to provide a report within one year on the progress in deploying broadband to federal agencies and offices. Of the Executive Order, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski stated in remarks to the U.S. Ignite Launch event that “This is a big deal. ... This Executive Order will foster job creation by reforming the procedures for access to federal lands and buildings – making buildout faster and cheaper.”

To read the Executive Order, click here.

To read the Chairman’s full remarks, click here.

  • The next FCC Open Meeting is scheduled for July 19, 2012, at 10:30 am Eastern. We will provide the Tentative Agenda when it is released.