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American Broadband Initiative

NTIA plays a leadership role in the American Broadband Initiative (ABI) working with more than 25 federal agencies on strategies for increasing efficiency in government broadband programs. The ABI objectives are built on three core principles:

  • Government processes should be clear, transparent, and responsive to stakeholders.
  • Federal assets should provide the greatest possible benefit to stakeholders and the public.
  • The federal government should be a good steward of taxpayer funds.

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Final MOBILE NOW Act Report to Congress Update

May 16, 2022

The MOBILE NOW Act directed NTIA to coordinate with the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop recommendations for streamlining processes when considering applications to locate broadband facilities on federal property within two years from the date of enactment (March 23, 2020), and to report to Congress on the status of their implementation and any process improvements resulting from su

Remarks of Associate Administrator Doug Kinkoph at the UTC Broadband Workshop

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. At NTIA, most of our employees continue to telework, but we have maintained full continuity of our operations across our offices. NTIA, of course, has long recognized the importance of broadband. The Internet is an engine for innovation and growth and is critical to full participation in the 21st century economy.
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