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Request for Comments on Proposals and Positions for the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly

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May 08, 2020
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NTIA is seeking comments and recommendations on priorities that advance international communications and information policies at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Additionally, NTIA seeks input from stakeholders and interested parties on its proposals and positions on matters that will be addressed at the 2020 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA– 2020) of the ITU. NTIA’s priorities, described below, are intended to best position the United States’ Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to retain its global leadership in the rapidly evolving communications sector. NTIA is working closely with the U.S. Department of State (State), which is leading and coordinating the WTSA– 2020 preparatory process for the United States. This Notice and Request for Public Comment is the public’s opportunity to comment on NTIA’s proposals and positions for WTSA– 2020. Comments are due on or before June 8, 2020.

Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Office of International Affairs (OIA), National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to WTSA2020@ ntia.gov. Please submit electronic comments, either in Microsoft word or Adobe PDF, using a text searchable format. NTIA will post comments to the NTIA’s website at https://www.ntia.gov/ federal-register-notice/2020/commentsproposals-positions-wtsa20.

For further information contact Aimee Meacham, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5820; email: ameacham@ntia.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 482– 7002 or press@ntia.gov.