President Signs Executive Order on Broadband Infrastructure

President Obama has signed an Executive Order regarding accelerating broadband infrastructure deployment. According to the Order – broadband access is essential to the nation’s global competitiveness, driving job creation, promoting innovation and expanding markets for American businesses. The President believes too many areas lack adequate access to broadband. For those areas – his Executive Order states that decisions on access to Federal property and rights of way can be essential to the deployment of wired and wireless broadband infrastructure. To ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to advancing broadband deployment – President Obama is establishing a Broadband Deployment on Federal Property Working Group that is to report to the Steering Committee on Federal Infrastructure Permitting and Review Process Improvement within one year. The Working Group will include a representative from USDA. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.