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August 23, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that it has awarded seven grants totaling over $118.8 million as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. The announcement was made from the Oglala Sioux Tribe reservation in Pine Ridge, SD.

August 18, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced $49,112,883.26 in funds awarded from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 to tribes in two states. The awards will provide funds for high-speed internet infrastructure deployment projects through the Internet for All Initiative’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians of Mississippi and the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.

August 17, 2022 Press Release

All States, U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia Submit Planning Grant Applications for $42.45 Billion BEAD Program

April 29, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded a $500,000 grant to build out high-speed Internet infrastructure in Healy Lake Village in Fairbanks, Alaska. The grant, awarded under the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, is part of President Biden's commitment to ensuring everyone in America has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet.

August 11, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, Colorado, in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD), announced 5G Challenge Stage Two winners and Stage Three contestants. This prize competition aims to accelerate the adoption of open interfaces, interoperable components, and multi-vendor solutions toward the development of an open 5G ecosystem. 

August 11, 2022 Press Release

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced over $146 million in funds awarded from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 to tribal entities New Mexico today during an Internet for All press call with Vice President Kamala Harris. The awards will provide 5 tribal entities with funds for high-speed internet projects through the Internet for All initiative’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.  

August 09, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced an agreement to coordinate responsibilities in ensuring compliance with environmental, historic preservation, and cultural resources requirements related to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).

August 09, 2022 Press Release

ANCHORAGE – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Alan Davidson, during an official visit to Alaska, announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has added $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the current Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) funding period, which closes September 1, 2022, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to investing in affordable high-speed Internet for All. 

August 08, 2022 Press Release

Assistant Secretary Davidson Announced the Awards During an Official Visit to Alaska

FAIRBANKS, AK – At an Internet for All roundtable today in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded two grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling approximately $51 million, are awarded to Doyon, Limited and Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission in Alaska. 

August 04, 2022 Press Release

ANCHORAGE – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Senator Dan Sullivan in coordination with, the State of Alaska, the Alaska Municipal League, and the Alaska Federation of Natives will host a summit on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, on the implementation of the Internet for All initiative in Alaska.

August 04, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, will travel to Alaska to see first-hand the unique needs and challenges related to the expansion of affordable and reliable high-speed internet in the state. Assistant Secretary Davidson will travel across the state and hold a series of public events from Aug. 8-11.  

August 02, 2022 Press Release
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July 29, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded the Ione Band of Miwok Indians $459,000 through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to investing in rural infrastructure and affordable high-speed internet for all. 

July 22, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded the first five grants as part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC). These grants, totaling $10,642,577.03, will be used to fund internet access, equipment, and to hire and train information technology personnel. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves announced the grants at an event in New York with Mercy College, one of the first grant recipients.

July 13, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that all states and territories have confirmed their participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative announced in May. The Administration engaged in a comprehensive outreach and technical assistance campaign to ensure no state or territory was left behind. 

June 27, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded Michigan State University over $10 million from the Broadband Infrastructure Program, part of the Administration’s Internet for All initiative. NTIA’s Special Representative for Broadband Andy Berke and Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist will congratulate awardees at an event in East Lansing, Michigan.

June 23, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded nine grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling more than $7.7 million, are being awarded in six states – Alaska, California, Louisiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Washington.   

May 20, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), in Boulder, Colo., in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD), announced 5G Challenge contestants selected from final white paper entries. This prize competition aims to accelerate the adoption of open interfaces, interoperable components, and multi-vendor solutions toward the development of an open 5G ecosystem.

Contestants selected from final white paper entries are:

May 18, 2022 Press Release
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May 13, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo will visit Durham, N.C., to announce the launch of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative, which will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet for everyone in America by the end of the decade. The initiative will be administered and implemented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).