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News and Publications

March 15, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Wednesday began seeking comment on identifying airwaves for more intensive use and innovative new uses by both the private sector and federal agencies.

March 10, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Statement from Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator:

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe Wassel as the new Executive Director of the FirstNet Authority. Joe has a long history championing first responders and is the right person to lead FirstNet. His decades of leadership at the Department of Defense, including overseeing DoD's implementation of FirstNet across its 150,000 first responders, make him perfectly suited for the role.  

March 09, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Seven contestants have been selected to participate in a $7 million research competition to promote more secure and interoperable wireless network equipment, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced today.

March 01, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said today it is seeking input on how to structure nearly $2.7 billion in grant programs to ensure everyone in America has the digital skills and devices they need to realize the full potential of high-speed Internet access. 

March 01, 2023 Press Release

Comunicado Inmediato
miércoles, marzo 1

Contacto de Prensa:
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, press@ntia.gov

February 27, 2023 Press Release

All Funding from Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is Distributed

News Media Contact: 
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, press@ntia.gov 

February 09, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded Universidad del Sagrado Corazón a $2,978,187.00 grant from the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC).

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves announced the award at a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

February 09, 2023 Blog

FEBRUARY 9, 2023

The Internet for All initiative is a critical component of the Biden-Harris Administration’s overall strategy to build a more dynamic economy. It will enable American workers and businesses to compete on the global stage and generate new economic opportunities in overlooked communities throughout the country. Internet for All will create as many as 150,000 jobs nationwide – but to maximize the economic potential of this initiative, manufacturers and Internet service providers will need to build right here in America.

February 01, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the launch of the 2023 5G Challenge in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD).  

February 01, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said in a new report Wednesday that the current mobile app store model is harmful to consumers and developers, and recommended policy changes to fix it.

January 31, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded $500,000 to the Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). This new grant brings the total of the program to over $1.734 billion awarded to 133 Tribal entities.

January 30, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 12 grants as part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC).

January 24, 2023 Blog

NTIA ended 2022 by awarding $304 million in funding to every state, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, for planning how to best deploy networks to connect everyone in America to affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet service.

States are set to receive a historic influx of funding to expand high-speed Internet service thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The planning grants awarded in 2022 are down payments so the states can prepare to use the coming billions in broadband funding effectively.

January 18, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced a Request for Comment on how companies’ data practices may impose outsized harm on marginalized or underserved communities.

The ways in which firms collect, share, and use data can exacerbate existing structural inequities. As NTIA notes in its Privacy, Equity, and Civil Rights Request for Comment:

Online job ads may be targeted based on real or perceived demographic characteristics such as age, sex, or race – reaching certain groups while ignoring others.

January 18, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you Amber. And thank you to the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Center on Privacy & Technology for bringing us all together – in person and online – to discuss the need for action at the intersection of privacy and civil rights.
January 17, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Good afternoon, and thank you David for that introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. I have been attending CES – and have been mesmerized by CES – for over 15 years. I love coming to this show. I describe it to people as a temple of innovation – an ever-changing window into the power of technology to change our world.
January 13, 2023 Blog

In order to meet the urgency of this moment to connect the unconnected, we continue to target June 30 as the date by which we will allocate each state and territory’s BEAD Program funding for high-speed Internet service. NTIA and the FCC have worked closely with states to assist them in the process of improving the National Broadband Map to achieve this goal.

December 23, 2022 Blog

By: Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson

December 23, 2022 Press Release

All 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico now have planning funds in hand

December 22, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that New Mexico received its first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed Internet networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative.