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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.

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 22, 2023 Press Release

Auburn Hills, MI – Today, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alan Davidson traveled to Auburn Hills, MI,to celebrate new investments in high-speed Internet network electronics equipment production in the U.S. by Calix, Inc., made possible by the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Investing in America” agenda.  

September 21, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD), announced the final winners of the 2023 5G Challenge and its $7,000,000 total prize purse.  

September 12, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Alan Davidson met with Vice Minister Park Yun Kyu of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Republic of Korea.  

September 07, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation 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: 

September 11, 2023 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) has received the CO-LABS 2023 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research for testing compatibility between 5G signals and existing radar communication used in aircraft.
September 06, 2023 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced nearly $50 million to four organizations to expand middle mile high-speed Internet infrastructure in New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming.