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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.

April 26, 2024 Blog
This April, the Biden-Harris Administration recognizes Second Chance Month as an opportunity to ensure that people returning to their communities from jail or prison have a fair shot at the American Dream.
April 25, 2024 Blog

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

NTIA is hard at work implementing the National Spectrum Strategy. First up: initiating technical studies of spectrum bands – including a process to streamline funding to federal agencies – and kicking off the exploration and demonstration of advanced spectrum management techniques including Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS).

April 25, 2024 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Kansas, Nevada and West Virginia’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.
April 24, 2024 Blog

By Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator 

At NTIA, tech policy is what we do. From connecting everyone in America to the Internet, to managing federal airwaves, to crafting policy for emerging innovations like artificial intelligence systems, our goal is to make sure important technologies are developed in the service of people and progress.

To help reach that goal, I’m pleased to announce key additions to our leadership team.

April 24, 2024 Press Release

KENOSHA, WI – Today Nokia announced that their first American-made broadband electronics for use in anticipated Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program networks are now available for purchase.  

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson traveled to Kenosha, WI, to celebrate this milestone and see firsthand the new electronic equipment and meet with the local Wisconsin workers who manufactured this equipment.  

April 18, 2024 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that it received more than 160 applications in funding requests totaling more than $2.64 billion for the second Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.
April 16, 2024 Blog
Streamlining and accelerating the permitting process is critical to implementing the Internet for All initiative.