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June 07, 2024 Blog
Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson will join leaders from around the world to promote the importance of a multilingual Internet as part of the ICANN80 Policy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda this month.
June 06, 2024 Blog
Results from the latest NTIA Internet Use Survey point to significant progress toward achieving Internet for All, as 13 million more people used the Internet in the United States in 2023 compared with just two years earlier.
May 30, 2024 Blog
This month, NTIA celebrated Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month with the theme “Bridging Histories, Shaping Our Future.” We close out this month by chatting with Angela Thi Bennett, NTIA’s first-ever Director of Digital Equity.
May 29, 2024 Blog
A key goal of the National Spectrum Strategy, common across all four of its pillars, is to make spectrum policy more evidence driven.
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 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.

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 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 16, 2024 Blog
Streamlining and accelerating the permitting process is critical to implementing the Internet for All initiative.
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.
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 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 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 09, 2024 Blog

By Margaret Harding McGill, NTIA Senior Advisor for Public Affairs & Michael Varney, FirstNet Authority Director of Stakeholder Collaboration

Before the grass was even fully grown for the Big Game this weekend in Las Vegas, the First Responder Network Authority — or FirstNet Authority — team had scoured the Raiders’ stadium for dead zones to help ensure first responders would win big with the nation’s public safety communications network. 

January 04, 2024 Blog
I often describe NTIA as a ‘small but mighty’ agency. We lived up to that moniker in 2023, making considerable progress in our work to close the digital divide, build a better Internet at home and abroad, and support U.S. wireless innovation and leadership.
December 26, 2023 Blog
NTIA released a Policy Notice today providing guidance on the application of the Uniform Guidance in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program.