President Obama on June 14 signed an executive order easing broadband construction on federal roadways and properties. The administration says this could cut costs by up to 90 percent.

The order compels federal agencies to adopt a uniform approach to allowing broadband carriers to build networks on and through federal assets. The order specifically requires the Postal Service and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Transportation and Veterans Affairs to offer carriers a single process to leasing federal assets for broadband deployment.

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