(Background: Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) today introduced the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2011, legislation that would require the inclusion of “broadband conduit” – plastic pipes which house fiber-optic communications cable – during the construction of federal highways.)

“We applaud Rep. Eshoo for introduction of the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2011, which will facilitate the further deployment of broadband service throughout the U.S.  We look forward to working with the Rep. Eshoo and other policymakers on creative solutions to lower the cost of broadband deployment so that every American can benefit from this important service.”

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