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Broadband Interagency Working Group Archive

NTIA serves as co-chair of the Broadband Interagency Working Group (BIWG) alongside the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Through the BIWG, NTIA works with other federal agencies to improve coordination across programs, reduce regulatory barriers to broadband deployment, promote awareness of the importance of federal support for broadband investment and digital inclusion programs, and collect and share information with communities about available federal resources for broadband deployment and digital inclusion efforts.

More than 25 federal agencies participate in the BIWG, which continues the work of the Broadband Opportunity Council. In January 2017, NTIA and RUS announced the formation of the BIWG in a Broadband Opportunity Council Agencies’ Progress Report.

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The National Broadband Research Agenda: Key Priorities for Broadband Research and Data

January 19, 2017

One of the four overarching recommendations in the Broadband Opportunity Council’s 2015 report was to improve data collection, analysis, and research on broadband. Included in the report was a commitment by NTIA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead the development of a National Broadband Research Agenda to address these topics comprehensively.

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