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Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG)

NTIA’s Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG) envisions an equitable and inclusive future where everyone in America is connected to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service; enabling each person to fully participate in the modern, digital society by accessing opportunities and information only available online.  To achieve this vision, OICG facilitates equitable deployment, access, and adoption of broadband through a whole-of-government approach with other institutions that invest in broadband and digital inclusion, including federal agencies, states, Tribal nations, and the private sector. 

OICG manages NTIA’s implementation of a number of broadband grant programs.  The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed in November 2021, includes more than $65 billion to invest in closing the digital divide in our country, of which NTIA is accountable for administering $48.2 billion for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD), Digital Equity Act, Enabling Middle Mile Infrastructure, and the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program initiatives . Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is also administering the initial Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant program, the Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Grant program, the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program, as well as implementing the provisions of the ACCESS Broadband Act. These monumental investments provided a significant opportunity for OICG to expand high-speed Internet access for all. 

OICG also manages the BroadbandUSA program, the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM), the Minority Broadband Initiative (MBI) and supports interagency coordination efforts. These programs help to further the deployment and use of broadband technology, which lays the groundwork for sustainable economic growth, improved education, public safety, health care, and the advancement of other national priorities.

In the past, OICG (formerly OTIA) also administered the following grant programs:

Associate Administrator: Douglas Kinkoph


Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth​ 
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230