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November 30, 2023 Press Release
NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), in Boulder, CO, have selected presenters for their RAN RIC Forum happening March 26-28, 2024, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
November 30, 2023 Press Release
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received more than 500 written comments in response to its Kids Online Health & Safety Request for Comment.
November 28, 2023 Press Release
Today, NTIA awarded $13 million in the second round of grants from the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund’s first Notice of Funding Opportunity. 
November 15, 2023 Blog

On November 15th, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. Better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the statute designated $65billion to improve high-speed Internet access for people across America. 

November 13, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the Biden-Harris Administration released a National Spectrum Strategy identifying more than 2,700 megahertz of airwaves to study for innovative new uses by both the private sector and federal agencies. President Biden also released the Presidential Memorandum on Modernizing United States Spectrum Policy and Establishing a National Spectrum Strategy, which will promote a trustworthy, predictable and evidenced-based process for ensuring spectrum serves its highest and best use.

November 01, 2023 Blog
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program will only succeed if every penny is wisely spent. This includes ensuring that subgrantees have the capacity  not just to  build and deploy high-speed Internet networks but to operate those networks for years to come, delivering Internet connectivity to areas that for too long have been left behind.
November 02, 2023 Blog
We loved Digital Inclusion Week so much that we couldn’t just celebrate for seven days—so we decided to celebrate for a whole month instead. 
October 26, 2023 Blog
As part of this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we at NTIA are taking a moment to reflect on our collective achievements and the crucial work that lies ahead of us to ensure that the Internet remains open, free, and secure.
October 25, 2023 Speech/Testimony
We’re here today because connecting everyone to the Internet is the first step to building an inclusive digital society.  Being able to engage in one’s own language is key to meaningful connectivity. Making the Internet multilingual will support meaningful connectivity and digital inclusion, and that is what we are here to explore today.
October 19, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reinstate open Internet protections. The following statement can be attributed to Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator:

October 04, 2023 Blog
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s $2.75 billion Digital Equity Act Programs are critical for communities in need of access to affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet – an essential service in an increasingly digital world.
October 03, 2023 Blog

At the National Telecommunications and Information Administration we are working to foster the development of an open 5G wireless ecosystem to help the private sector bring new life and innovation to a marketplace held back by few vendors and little competition.  

October 05, 2023 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the United States joined the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan to form the Global Coalition on Telecommunications (GCOT). GCOT’s goals include increased cooperation and coordination between the partners – on shared priorities such as telecommunications supply chain diversification and open network architectures – building broader international consensus on key areas of telecommunications policy and promoting innovation and growth opportunities for industry. GCOT is the broadest international grouping to date focused on the specific priorities outlined in its joint statement of intent.
October 06, 2023 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt strong rules against digital discrimination in a filing with the agency TKday.
October 02, 2023 Blog
The upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto, Japan will unfold amidst two major Internet governance milestone events. It will come on the heels of a preparatory ministerial meeting for next year’s Summit of the Future, where the Global Digital Compact is envisioned to be agreed to, and in advance of the 20-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+20). 
September 28, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – “Spectrum is foundational to our economic prosperity and global technological leadership, from high-speed wireless internet access, to connected vehicles and smart manufacturing, to the next generation of space-based innovation.  Spectrum is also vital to our most sensitive and important Federal missions, including military radar operations for homeland security, the training of our war fighters before they deploy overseas, and our ability to develop new and advanced military capabilities.

September 27, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 28 grants totaling $74,424,986.73 to 28 Tribal entities as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).  

September 28, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking comment on best practices to protect minors’ mental health, safety and privacy online.

America’s young people are experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis. There’s growing evidence social media and other online platforms are contributing to this crisis.

September 26, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of Sean McDevitt, a partner with international management consulting firm Arthur D. Little (ADL) to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority).

September 25, 2023 Blog
In August, I had the pleasure of visiting Totelcom’s offices and training facilities in De Leon, Texas. Totelcom is a family-owned, rural telecom provider that serves De Leon—with a population of just over 2,000—and the surrounding communities. As we pulled up after the two-hour drive from Dallas, the company’s digital reader board displayed a temperature of 112 degrees.