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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.

January 30, 2024 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On January 31, Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator, will participate in a Kids Online Health & Safety Task Force Principal Listening Session hosted by the White House.
January 10, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded nearly $80 million in the third round of grants from the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund’s first Notice of Funding Opportunity. This round includes the first awards in the Testing & Evaluation (T&E) category, designed to expand industry-accepted T&E activities, making testing more accessible to the entire wireless ecosystem.

January 04, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a public listening session January 18 to learn about current and future industry efforts to promote the health, safety and privacy of young people online. 

January 03, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON –The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Federal Register Notice to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority Board or Board). The Board works closely with the FirstNet Authority management and is responsible for providing overall policy direction and strategic guidance.

December 15, 2023 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. delegation, led by the State Department, achieved several spectrum policy accomplishments at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, over the past four weeks.
December 15, 2023 Press Release

Louisiana Becomes the First State Authorized to Request Access to BEAD Funds 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Louisiana’s Initial Proposal for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.

December 13, 2023 Press Release
Today, NTIA launched public engagement with its review of openness in artificial intelligence models at an event hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology. 
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 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.

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 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.
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.