The White House recently announced positive steps to speed up broadband deployment “by reducing barriers for companies to install broadband infrastructure on Federal properties and roads.”

The steps include an “interactive mapping tool that allows carriers and communities to view and identify opportunities to leverage Federal properties for the deployment of high-speed Internet networks”, and a ““Dig Once” guide to help synchronize deployment with street construction.

As we wrote in Wired earlier this year, “If we really want more ISPs building better broadband, let’s start by not making it so damned hard to build.”