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June 13, 2024 Press Release

Two States and Puerto Rico Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $2 billion 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Illinois, Oregon, and Puerto Rico’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

June 12, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Department of the Navy (DON) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have successfully collaborated to expand the unencumbered service area of a critical swath of shared mid-band spectrum.

June 11, 2024 Press Release

Two States Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $1 billion 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Colorado and New Hampshire’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

June 07, 2024 Blog
Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson will join leaders from around the world to promote the importance of a multilingual Internet as part of the ICANN80 Policy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda this month.
June 06, 2024 Blog
Results from the latest NTIA Internet Use Survey point to significant progress toward achieving Internet for All, as 13 million more people used the Internet in the United States in 2023 compared with just two years earlier.
May 30, 2024 Blog
This month, NTIA celebrated Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month with the theme “Bridging Histories, Shaping Our Future.” We close out this month by chatting with Angela Thi Bennett, NTIA’s first-ever Director of Digital Equity.
May 29, 2024 Blog
A key goal of the National Spectrum Strategy, common across all four of its pillars, is to make spectrum policy more evidence driven.
May 21, 2024 Speech/Testimony
“6G Summit” Hosted by ATIS Next G Alliance Recorded remarks of Alan Davidson Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information National Telecommunications and Information Administration Irving, Texas May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a request for comment on how U.S. government policies can support the development of next-generation 6G technology.

Secure and reliable communications services are vital to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. The wireless industry is beginning to plan for the development of 6G, and the U.S. has already joined like-minded partners in establishing joint principles to shape the future of this technology.

May 17, 2024 Blog

By: NTIA

Lidar, a sensing method that uses light waves, has been around since the 1960s when the United States developed it as a military technology for defense and aerospace uses. But the advent of publicly-available lidar data has made it a crucial tool for helping radio scientists inside and outside of government better predict where objects like trees and buildings will likely interrupt a wireless signal. These more accurate predictions can enable more opportunities for government and non-government users to share the airwaves.

May 16, 2024 Blog

Byline: Jeremy Glenn, Program Management Specialist

The future of wireless innovation is bright.  

NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), in collaboration with the Department of Defense’s FutureG Office, recently hosted the RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) Forum in Dallas, Texas.  

May 15, 2024 Speech/Testimony
Written Statement of Alan Davidson  Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information  National Telecommunications and Information Administration U.S. Department of Commerce  Before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology
May 14, 2024 Blog

By: Charles Cooper, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management

NTIA’s new round of funding from the $1.5 billion Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund presents a unique opportunity to advance spectrum-sensing technology, in turn potentially driving more efficient use of airwaves for the public and private sectors.

May 13, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) alongside several other bureaus within Commerce including the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  and the International Trade Administration (ITA), began implementing an important Internet routing security measure, enhancing cybersecurity throughout the Department and completing a key priority from the National Cybersecurity Strategy.

May 10, 2024 Press Release

Norcross, GA – Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alan Davidson will travel to OFS’s headquarters in Norcross, GA with U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) to celebrate the announcement of new jobs and increased domestic production of optical fiber and fiber optic cable thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.  

May 09, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved the District of Columbia, Delaware and Washington state’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

May 07, 2024 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Alan. I also want to thank CSIS for hosting this conversation. As you all know, we depend on our phones for daily life. But without a secure supply chain for network equipment, these devices – and everything we use them for – is at risk. We saw firsthand the fragility of our supply chains during the pandemic and learned the importance of building resilient networks. That is what our Wireless Innovation Fund is all about. The goal is to ensure we have a diverse range of high-quality suppliers who can plug their equipment into different parts of the mobile network. This will both strengthen the supply chain and improve competition, in turn driving innovation and network efficiencies.
May 06, 2024 Speech/Testimony
The Biden-Harris Administration is answering the call to maintain our global competitiveness. The Administration is taking a comprehensive approach to advancing network infrastructure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, NTIA’s Wireless Innovation Fund (established under that Act), and other federal grant programs.
May 07, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that up to $420 million in funding will be made available to build the radio equipment needed to advance open network adoption in the U.S. and abroad.  

April 30, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new report today highlighting federal investments in high-speed Internet programs.