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Notice Requesting Comments on Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem

April 21, 2022

The Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy directs the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to conduct a study of the mobile application (app) ecosystem, and submit a report to the Chair of the White House Competition Council, regarding findings and recommendations for improving competition, reducing barriers to entry, and maximizing user benefit with respect to the ecosystem.  Through this Request for Comment, NTIA is requesting comments on competition in the ecosystem in which mobile apps exist.  

Comments are due on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 23, 2022.

Written comments on this action, identified by docket number NTIA-2022-0001 may be submitted through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at  For more detailed instructions about submitting comments, see the ‘‘Instructions for Commenters’’ section in this Notice. 

For further information, direct questions regarding this Notice to, indicating “Notice and Request for comment” in the subject line, or if by mail, addressed to National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC  20230; telephone: (202) 482-4067.  Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, telephone: (202) 482–7002; email:

Notice Requesting Comments on Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem