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June 26, 2023 Press Release

Biden-Harris Administration Announces  State Allocations for $42.45 Billion High-Speed Internet Grant Program as Part of Investing in America Agenda

June 16, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received roughly 1,447 written comments in response to its Artificial Intelligence Accountability Policy Request for Comment (RFC), which was issued in April and is part of President Biden’s commitment to seizing the opportunities AI presents while managing its risks.

June 16, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced $930,021,354.34 to expand middle mile high-speed Internet infrastructure across 35 states and Puerto Rico as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All Initiative, the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program invests in projects that build regional networks that connect to national Internet networks.

June 14, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Anne-Marie. I want to thank everyone at New America, Network: On, and Public Knowledge who organized today’s event – along with our diverse and expert group of panelists and contributors. It’s wonderful to be back at New America myself, and to be among so many of the people and organizations who’ve been contributing to the success of the Internet for All program. Today kicks off the Biden-Harris Administration’s Affordable Connectivity Program Week of Action.  We have more than 300 organizations from across the country committed to raising awareness about ACP.
June 12, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the U.S.

June 12, 2023 Blog

NTIA Blog 
June 12, 2023 

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

By: Angela Thi Bennett

June 12, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Collectively, we have come a long way together since the early days of ICANN. In fact, this year marks the 25th anniversary of ICANN. As someone who was around for those early days, it’s amazing to think about how much the Internet has changed.
June 09, 2023 Press Release
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received 124 applications requesting $1.35 billion to support testing and research and development activities related to open and interoperable wireless networks, according to preliminary data released today.
June 05, 2023 Blog

One of the main priorities at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is to accelerate the adoption of an open 5G ecosystem through open interfaces, interoperable subsystems, secure networks, and modular multi-vendor solutions.

May 30, 2023 Blog
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released Version 2 of the National Broadband Map. This map is the most accurate depiction of broadband availability in the FCC’s history.
May 25, 2023 Press Release
The U.S. government, in a filing made by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), urged the European Commission to protect user access to online content, promote innovation, and avoid discrimination against U.S. companies in a filing on the Commission’s consideration of network usage fees.
May 24, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded grants totaling $4.5 million to 9 Tribes as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).

May 17, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded grants totaling $4,997,592.68 to 10 Tribes as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). 

May 23, 2023 Speech/Testimony
The Internet is now the essential tool for communications in our modern world. It is essential for access to work. Access to education. Access to healthcare. And yet today, here in America, millions of people across the country lack access to a high-speed Internet connection or lack the means and the skills to use it.
May 22, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Biden’s nomination of Anna Gomez to serve as a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, the following statement can be attributed to Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator: 

May 16, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) received planning grants for deploying high-speed Internet service networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.

May 16, 2023 Press Release

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

May 16, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Guam received planning grants for deploying high-speed Internet service networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative. Guam is receiving $1.4 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden, to plan for the deployment and adoption of affordable, equitable, and reliable high-speed Internet service throughout the territory. 

May 15, 2023 Press Release

The U.S. Department of State, on behalf of the U.S. Government, is submitting a proposal to the May 2023 Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) held in Mexico City, Mexico, which calls for opening the 3300-3400 MHz band for 5G mobile services within the Americas Region.  If accepted as a regional proposal, CITEL would submit to the November 2023 World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-23) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

May 10, 2023 Blog

By Bob Cannon, Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst, NTIA

My name is Bob.  I am number six.

Do you believe me?

If I were wrong… would you know?

In the 1960s television show “The Prisoner,” retired secret agents are held captive in a place known only as “The Village” and assigned numbers to replace their identities.  Protagonist “Number Six” quickly learns that what one claims to be and what one is can be two different things.