House Network Now Supports Skype and ooVoo Video Teleconferencing

Jun 28, 2011

House Administration and House Technology Operations Team Announce Video Teleconferencing Services Now Available to House Offices

Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., and House Technology Operations Team Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, issued the following joint statement after announcing that the House has enabled its public Wi-Fi network to allow Members and staff to utilize Skype and ooVoo video teleconferencing services:

“We are pleased to announce that, after working with Republican Leaders and various House stakeholders, Members and staff can now use popular video teleconferencing services within the House network to communicate with constituents.

“During a time when Congress must do more with less, we believe that these low-cost, real-time communication tools will be an effective way to inform and solicit feedback from constituents. We thank the CAO for ensuring that Members and staff can utilize these services while maintaining the necessary level of IT security within the House network, and look forward to identifying additional technological solutions to communication and transparency roadblocks.”