[NA-Discuss] (US Interest) White House Rural Council establishment

Thomas Lowenhaupt toml at communisphere.com
Sun Jun 12 20:12:49 UTC 2011

I hope this initiative has more success than the Urban Initiative - see 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oua/about/goals - theObama 
Administration offered in 2. I'd communicated with the Office of Urban 
Affairs on numerous occasions as I imagined it utilizing city-TLDs for 
regionalization and other urban coordination needs. So far there's been 
little response (I'm being kind there).

If anyone read Eric's post and said "Geez, why don't they have an urban 
counterpart" will join me in signing a letter to the president 
encouraging a revitalization of that effort, I'll produce a first draft.


Tom Lowenhaupt

On 6/12/2011 12:33 PM, ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net wrote:
> Colleagues,
> The rural areas, and rural populations, of North America, lie "outside"
> of the usual "At Large Structure".
> For those with an interest in national policy intended to benefit rural
> government and civil society, as well as encourage economic development,
> this may be of interest.
> Here's the URL:
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/09/executive-order-establishment-white-house-rural-council
> I'll be looking at it. I don't assume there are "ICANN ALAC NARALO" issues
> present, but portions of the US Broadband Plan relate to rural access, and
> to infrastructure, which without torturing the statue or the NTIA's plan
> of record, could include DNS policy and implementation issues, as well as
> addressing and routing issues, so it is a remote possibility.
> Eric
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