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June 03, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA is announcing a new searchable database of 50 federal broadband programs, spanning a dozen federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans and other resources. The database, created with help of participating federal agencies, fulfills a goal set out in the American Broadband Initiative announced in February to make it easier for community leaders to find federal funding and permitting information.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed 30 outside experts to serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). The committee provides advice on a range of spectrum policy and technical issues and is an important forum for developing recommendations aimed at strengthening U.S. global leadership in wireless technology services.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission ahead of a scheduled Commission vote on a report and order in a proceeding to make more spectrum available for advanced communications services, including 5G and satellite broadband. NTIA applauds the Commission for teeing up action that will help advance important U.S. economic and national security objectives.

March 18, 2019 Press Release

Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is transitioning to NTIA.gov, replacing its NTIA.doc.gov domain. This change will make NTIA’s site consistent with most other Department of Commerce websites.

March 05, 2019 Press Release

Statement of Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David Redl on the appointment of Grace Koh to lead the U.S. delegation to the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019, to take place Oct. 28-Nov. 22 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt:

February 12, 2019 Press Release

Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The eight states – California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia – will contribute data and other inputs to the map.

February 01, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation released the preliminary funding allocations for the 911 Grant Program that will offer up to $110 million to help states, territories, tribal organizations and the District of Columbia upgrade their 911 call centers to Next Generation (NG911) capabilities.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA released comments it received in response to a December 21, 2018, Request for Comments on the development of a comprehensive, long-term National Spectrum Strategy.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Request for Comments (RFC) seeking public input on the development of a comprehensive, long-term National Spectrum Strategy.

December 11, 2018 Press Release

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross conducted the official swearing-in of seven new or re-appointed members to serve on the Board of the FirstNet Responder Network Authority. The Board oversees the activities of FirstNet to ensure that its public-private partnership with AT&T continues to successfully develop, build, and operate a nationwide broadband network that will equip first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.

November 13, 2018 Press Release

Today, NTIA released comments it received in response to a September 25, 2018, request for comment on a high-level framework for protecting consumer data privacy. We received over 200 comments from individuals, industry associations, companies, civil society, and academics.

November 01, 2018 Press Release

NTIA and Verisign have agreed to extend and modify the Cooperative Agreement. These modifications are in line with policy priorities of the Trump Administration. The changes create a new commitment to content neutrality in the Domain Name System (DNS), provide market-based pricing flexibility, and reduce the regulatory burden on Verisign.

November 01, 2018 Press Release

Statement of Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David Redl on the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin as Director of the ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau:

October 31, 2018 Press Release

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of six leaders in public safety, technology and network financing to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

September 25, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Request for Comments on a proposed approach to consumer data privacy designed to provide high levels of protection for individuals, while giving organizations legal clarity and the flexibility to innovate.

September 05, 2018 Press Release

Today, NTIA and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has reappointed Edward Horowitz to the FirstNet Board and named him Chair of the Board for a two-year term. Additionally, FirstNet Authority CEO Mike Poth has accepted a position in the private sector and will assist with transition efforts before leaving his position at the end of September.

August 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, FirstNet Board Chair Sue Swenson and Vice Chair Jeffrey Johnson notified Assistant Secretary of Commerce David Redl of their resignation from the FirstNet board. Formal letters of resignation have been submitted to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

August 03, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced final rules for a grant program that will offer up to $110 million to help states, territories, tribal organizations and the District of Columbia upgrade their 911 call centers to Next Generation (NG911) capabilities.

July 02, 2018 Press Release

BACKGROUND:  In 2011, China Mobile applied for a Section 214 license through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer telecommunications services from within the United States. Per international licensing procedures, the FCC requested Executive Branch views on whether the application for the license was in the public interest of the United States.

The following statement is from David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce:

June 07, 2018 Press Release

Today, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David J. Redl issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's vote on actions to open access to high-band spectrum for 5G connectivity: