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July 07, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for inviting me to discuss this historic moment and the Biden Administration’s focus on digital equity. It is wonderful to be joined by so many of my federal colleagues who are champions of digital equity. I’m grateful to our hosts at the Aspen Institute Latinos & Society for bringing us all together.
June 29, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Andrea. It was an honor to be with you and Patrick at the White House this week to hear the President announce the allocations. It was even better to see Prysmian fiber on stage next to him and the Vice President. 
June 14, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Anne-Marie. I want to thank everyone at New America, Network: On, and Public Knowledge who organized today’s event – along with our diverse and expert group of panelists and contributors. It’s wonderful to be back at New America myself, and to be among so many of the people and organizations who’ve been contributing to the success of the Internet for All program. Today kicks off the Biden-Harris Administration’s Affordable Connectivity Program Week of Action.  We have more than 300 organizations from across the country committed to raising awareness about ACP.
June 12, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Collectively, we have come a long way together since the early days of ICANN. In fact, this year marks the 25th anniversary of ICANN. As someone who was around for those early days, it’s amazing to think about how much the Internet has changed.
May 23, 2023 Speech/Testimony
The Internet is now the essential tool for communications in our modern world. It is essential for access to work. Access to education. Access to healthcare. And yet today, here in America, millions of people across the country lack access to a high-speed Internet connection or lack the means and the skills to use it.
May 04, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Welcome and thank you all for participating in today’s information session. I’d also like to thank Amanda Toman, the head of our Wireless Innovation Fund, and the rest of the team for their work on today’s event and this important initiative. We are thrilled to share details and answer questions about the launch of the first round of funding from our $1.5 billion Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund. As a starting point, we need to support American competitiveness at home and around the world. American leadership and innovation in technology has been critical to our economic and national security for decades. And our success in leading the world in wireless telecommunications is a key component of that.
April 21, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Welcome, all. I am grateful for Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Luján’s presence here today as well as the U.S. and international industry, academia, and government agencies in attendance. I look forward to discussing 6G and how we can work with our partners to promote open, interoperable, secure, and reliable approaches to this technology. 
April 11, 2023 Speech/Testimony
April 11, 2023 - Thank you, Beth. And thank you to the University of Pittsburgh for hosting this event and bringing us all together for this timely discussion on artificial intelligence. I also want to thank Ellen Goodman, who you will hear from today, as well as the other leaders of NTIA’s team for all their work on our AI initiative.
March 30, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for that introduction and thank you all for joining us today. We’re all here because spectrum plays a central role in American life in a way that it never has before. From the cell phones in everyone’s pockets to the satellites that help predict the weather, radio spectrum plays a key part in Americans’ everyday lives. 
January 18, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you Amber. And thank you to the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Center on Privacy & Technology for bringing us all together – in person and online – to discuss the need for action at the intersection of privacy and civil rights.
January 17, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Good afternoon, and thank you David for that introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. I have been attending CES – and have been mesmerized by CES – for over 15 years. I love coming to this show. I describe it to people as a temple of innovation – an ever-changing window into the power of technology to change our world.
November 18, 2022 Speech/Testimony
In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its pre-production draft map of broadband availability in the U.S., the following statement can be attributed to Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator
March 28, 2022 Speech/Testimony
Thank you Dr. DeSanctis, and thanks to the Community College of Denver for hosting us. I also want to thank the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. As a lifelong educator, Dr. Biden knows that most Americans are just looking for an opportunity – a fair shot – to pursue their dreams.
February 16, 2022 Speech/Testimony
Thank you Chairman Doyle, Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Latta, Ranking Member Rodgers, and members of the Subcommittee for the opportunity to speak with you today. By law, NTIA serves as the President's advisor on telecommunications and information policy. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth.
October 27, 2021 Speech/Testimony
Thank you. It’s wonderful to be back at MWC, and to be with all of you in person. We meet this week on the cusp of an historic opportunity. The President has set a goal of connecting all Americans to high-speed, affordable Internet, and the Senate agreed, passing a bipartisan bill to invest $65 billion in broadband. NTIA supports the President’s call to connect every American, and we stand ready to do everything we can to meet that goal.
August 05, 2020 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. At NTIA, most of our employees continue to telework, but we have maintained full continuity of our operations across our offices. NTIA, of course, has long recognized the importance of broadband. The Internet is an engine for innovation and growth and is critical to full participation in the 21st century economy.
April 22, 2020 Speech/Testimony
Thank you. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this unusual and difficult time for our country. At NTIA, most of our employees are teleworking but we have maintained full continuity of our operations across our offices. On the spectrum front, we’ve have made progress on a number of issues since the last meeting of CSMAC.
November 21, 2019 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Jonathan. It’s a pleasure to be here. I also want to thank Robert Mayer, USTelecom staff, and all of the members of CSDE for making today possible. It’s been about two and a half years since the President issued his Executive Order on strengthening cybersecurity for federal networks and critical infrastructure. In response, the Department of Commerce and DHS partnered on a report that described how we could better strengthen our resilience against botnets and similar threats.
November 15, 2019 Speech/Testimony
Good morning. It’s an honor to be here and welcome you to the 2019 CASE Summit. We are proud to be partnering with Johnson C. Smith University, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to bring you today’s program. I especially want to thank President Clarence Armbrister, Johnathan Holifield, and NTIA’s Francine Alkisswani for making today’s event a reality. We’re here to support and celebrate the great work being done at HBCUs around the country, and to try and figure out – together – how we can extend that success into surrounding communities.
October 31, 2019 Speech/Testimony
Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify today on Supply Chain Security, Global Competitiveness, and 5G. During a time when an ever-changing landscape of services, technologies, and global industries are seeking to shape the development and deployment of 5G networks, NTIA collaborates with other Commerce bureaus and Executive Branch agencies to develop and advocate for domestic and international policies that preserve the open Internet and advance key U.S. interests.