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Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem

February 01, 2023

Mobile apps have become an essential tool for participation in much of daily life. Given both the growing importance of mobile apps and the need to promote innovation in this space, President Biden called for a study of the ecosystem along with recommendations for improving competition, reducing barriers to entry and maximizing the benefits for consumers as part of a 2021 Executive Order on competition.

Privacy, Equity, and Civil Rights Request for Comment

January 18, 2023
Docket Number
230103-0001

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requests comments addressing issues at the intersection of privacy, equity, and civil rights. The comments, along with information gathered through the three listening sessions that NTIA held on this topic, will inform a report on whether and how commercial data practices can lead to disparate impacts and outcomes for marginalized or disadvantaged communities.

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NTIA Transmittal of FAA Letter Regarding Ericsson Waiver Request

December 14, 2022
Docket 22-298

NTIA submits the attached letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for inclusion in the above-captioned docket involving a waiver request by Ericsson to enable multiband devices for the 3.45 GHz and 3.7 GHz services. NTIA supports the FAA withdrawal of its concerns regarding the waiver, specifically in terms of out-of-band emissions into the 4.2-4.4 GHz band.

NTIA Comments on Considering Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use

December 14, 2022
GN Docket No. 22-352

NTIA, on behalf of the Executive Branch and consistent with its responsibility to ensure that the views of the Executive Branch are effectively presented to the Commission, provides these comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry (NOI). There are a variety of federal uses of 12.7-13.25 GHz and adjacent bands, as well as commercial uses that are important to federal missions. NTIA, therefore, is concerned about the potential for harmful in-band and adjacent-band interference if the 12.7-13.25 GHz band (12.7 GHz band) is repurposed as contemplated in the NOI.

Notice of Date for December CSMAC Meeting

November 28, 2022

This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held December 9, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Comments of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Regarding Commercial Surveillance

November 22, 2022

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) called for new limits on the ways in which companies can collect or use personal information in comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is seeking comment on whether it should implement new trade regulation rules on companies’ data collection and sales practices.

Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act Annual Progress Report for 2021

October 19, 2022

NTIA submitted this report to Congress on October 14, 2022 pursuant to Section 207 of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA), Title II of Pub. L. 108-494.  As authorized by the CSEA, the Spectrum Relocation Fund (SRF) provides a centralized and streamlined funding mechanism through which federal agencies can recover the costs associated with relocating their radio communications systems or sharing spectrum reallocated and authorized to be auctioned for commercial purposes.

Notice of CSMAC Meeting

June 21, 2022

This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). The meeting will be held June 30, 2022, July 15, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).