White House Creates Broadband Opportunity Council

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The White House has made two key announcements related to U.S. broadband policy. First, President Obama has created the Broadband Opportunity Council which will focus on increasing broadband investment and adoption.  The council will be co-chaired by the Secretaries of Commerce and Agriculture, and will include over 25 different government agencies and components. Second, the President has declared that 98 percent of Americas have access to 4thGeneration (4G) mobile broadband service. This conclusion is based on newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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