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April 12, 2024 Blog
On the other end of these 9-1-1 calls are public safety telecommunicators who exhibit extraordinary dedication to saving lives and ensuring public safety.
April 09, 2024 Blog
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) understands that closing the digital divide requires ongoing, meaningful engagement with the communities the Internet for All (IFA) programs are serving. NTIA views strong involvement from state, local, territorial, and Tribal communities as key to ensuring that the broadband needs of all unserved and underserved locations and underrepresented communities are met.
April 02, 2024 Speech/Testimony
Building an Ecosystem for AI Accountability At NTIA, our goal is to make sure important technologies – from broadband to spectrum to emerging innovations like AI – are developed in the service of people and progress. Today, there is no better example of that challenge than the conversation around machine learning and artificial intelligence. Responsible AI innovation can – and will – bring enormous benefits to people. It is going to transform every corner of our economy, from advances in medicine to precision agriculture. But we will only realize the promise of AI if we also address the serious risks it raises today. Those include concerns about safety, security, privacy, discrimination and bias. Risks from disinformation. Impact on the labor market. These are not hypothetical, long-term risks; these are risks that exist right now.
April 01, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced 30 new “categorical exclusions” established to support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for broadband infrastructure deployments funded by the Internet for All programs.

March 29, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today the availability and individual state allocations of approximately $811 million in funding to states, territories, and native entities to empower individuals and communities with the tools, skills, and opportunities to benefit from meaningful access to high-speed Internet service.

March 27, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) called for independent audits of high-risk AI systems as part of a series of recommendations in the AI Accountability Policy Report released today. 

March 22, 2024 Speech/Testimony
At NTIA, tech policy is what we do. Our focus is making sure important technologies – from broadband to spectrum to emerging innovations like AI – are developed in the service of people and progress.  
March 22, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a new mapping tool, the NTIA Permitting and Environmental Information Application, to help grant recipients and others deploying infrastructure identify permit requirements and avoid potential environmental impacts when connecting a particular location to high-speed Internet service. 

March 21, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Wednesday filed in support of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s proposal to reinstate strong net neutrality rules.

Restoring the 2015 net neutrality rules will drive innovation, economic growth and the free exchange of ideas by ensuring the Internet remains open, secure and accessible to all.

March 14, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced that it will make a 2017 program comment establishing streamlined historic preservation permitting rules for communications infrastructure projects on federal lands available to all Internet for All programs and broadband projects from all federal agencies, both on and off federal lands.

March 14, 2024 Blog
Our journey towards providing Internet for All will only succeed if we are able to quickly build high-speed Internet networks and get people the connections they need for doctor’s visits, distance learning, and applying for jobs.
March 13, 2024 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, officials from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are joining leaders from across government, industry, academia and youth advocacy organizations for a full-day discussion on advancing the health, safety and privacy of young people online.
March 12, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released the National Spectrum Strategy Implementation Plan, a public roadmap to meet the goals of the National Spectrum Strategy. 

March 08, 2024 Blog

In today's digital world, access to technology and the Internet enables boundless opportunities.  Now more than ever, women and girls are seizing these opportunities to smash barriers and soar to new heights. 

For women and girls, achieving digital equity is more than gaining access to the devices and connectivity that empower them – it is also about safeguarding their journey. 

February 26, 2024 Blog
This Black History Month, NTIA celebrates the historic and present-day achievements of Black Americans who paved the way for innovation in telecommunications and tech sciences.
February 26, 2024 Speech/Testimony

The Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom concur on these shared principles for the research and development of 6G wireless communication systems; and recognize that by working together we can support open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, resilient, and secure connectivity.

February 23, 2024 Blog

By: Will Arbuckle, Senior Policy Advisor, NTIA

President Biden and Vice President Harris made a historic commitment to connect everyone in America to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service while creating good-paying jobs and boosting American manufacturing.

Under the Administration’s Internet for All initiative, a core piece of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, made-in-America requirements and historic funding for high-speed Internet infrastructure have already spurred significant progress towards that goal. 

February 21, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a Request for Comment on the risks, benefits and potential policy related to advanced artificial intelligence (AI) models with widely available model weights – the core component of AI systems.

February 15, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Maine’s Digital Equity plan. Maine is the first state to reach this important milestone.

February 12, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded $42 million in the final award from the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund’s first Notice of Funding Opportunity. Additional awards will come after NTIA issues the next Notice of Funding Opportunity.