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National Spectrum Strategy

Developing a National Spectrum Strategy

Sufficient access to the radio spectrum is critical for national security, public safety, competitive next-generation communications, and scientific discovery. Spectrum access enables advances in U.S. innovation, connectivity, and competition benefiting all Americans. Access to spectrum must be managed responsibly and efficiently to achieve key economic, social, and national security goals.

To ensure Americans have sufficient access to spectrum resources, the Secretary of Commerce has called for the development and implementation of a comprehensive National Spectrum Strategy (NSS) for the United States. This strategy will represent a government-wide approach to maximizing the potential of our nation’s spectrum resources.

NTIA is leading the development of the NSS and implementation plan in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission, and in coordination with other Executive Branch agencies.

As part of this initiative, NTIA is issuing a Request for Comments (RFC) in an effort to ensure wide-ranging public input into the NSS development and implementation. NTIA also will conduct two public listening sessions, one in Washington, D.C. and one at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The links above provide more details and will be updated with the most current information as it becomes available.

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National Spectrum Strategy Listening Session

March 21, 2023

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold two public listening sessions to assist in its preparation of a National Spectrum Strategy (NSS) for the United States. NTIA is seeking input from the public as it develops a Strategy that identifies the actions needed to maximize the potential of our nation’s spectrum resources. Access to spectrum contributes to technological innovation and economic growth and is critical to national security, public safety, and other national priorities.

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