White House Launches ‘US Ignite’ For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition
President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will make the construction of broadband networks along federal roadways and properties easier and, according to the White House, 90% cheaper. This is only one part in the White House's new push to improve broadband in the United States. In addition, the White House is also launching its "US Ignite" initiative that actually feels somewhat similar to what Google is doing with its Google Fiber project in Kansas City. US Ignite's mission is to spur the development of "next-generation applications and digital experience" that will we able to make use of state-of-the-art broadband networks running 100 times faster than today's Internet connections."