President Obama to Sign Executive Order to “Remake” Broadband in America.
President Obama will sign an executive order on Thursday designed to lower the costs and speed up the installation of broadband networks on and through federal property, the White House announced in a statement.
But that’s just the beginning of what the White House has in mind for the future of the Internet in this country. Another part of the plan, a massive public-private partnership called “US Ignite,” seeks to reprogram the very Web itself for an era of near-ubiquitous, high-speed broadband connectivity.
That last little bit makes me want to dig deeper, because Obama is often that roaring figurehead of a lion king in cool wooly headed clothing. And in searching just for an image to go with this post I managed to turn up a typically worded paranoiac’s tonic of a DisInfo article called, “Kill Switch Would Give Obama Power to Turn Off the Internet”
Still, it feels good to read this.
Finally America joins the race…
This IS Change I can Believe In! Now wow!