The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new dashboard and two reports highlighting federal investments into high-speed Internet programs.
The reports, “The 2022 Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth Annual Report” and “The 2022 Federal Broadband Funding Report,” were developed in accordance with the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, which requires NTIA to submit an annual report to Congress. The reports highlight how government agencies are coordinating to align on policy and implementation of the various high-speed Internet programs.
Together these reports include: a description of the activities of NTIA’s Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth; a description of how many households were provided broadband by universal service program or federal broadband support; and an estimate of the economic impact of broadband deployment efforts.
As an enhancement from the previous year’s report, NTIA developed a dashboard to accompany the Federal Broadband Funding Report. The data in the Investing in Internet for All Dashboard serves as a benchmark of recent federal investments into high-speed Internet funding programs, beginning in Fiscal Year 21 (October 2020-September 2021). Federal broadband spending from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other federal initiatives passed after FY21 will be included in future iterations of the dashboard.