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2022 Federal Broadband Funding Report: Investing in Internet for All

May 08, 2023
The 2022 Federal Broadband Funding Report summarizes and analyzes FY21 data collected from across the federal government. Broadband funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was appropriated in FY22 and will be included as part of the 2023 Report. Due to the data collection timeline, Federal Broadband Funding Reports currently report on the previous fiscal year rather than the fiscal year they are released in. To accompany this report, NTIA developed a consolidated data dashboard to assist in the analysis and reporting for FY21 federal broadband investments. The full dashboard with comprehensive filters and data extract capabilities is below, links to the report data in Infogram®, a data visualization and infographics platform.

An Analysis of Aggregate CBRS SAS Data from April 2021 to January 2023

May 01, 2023

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band at 3550–3700 MHz was authorized for shared commercial use in the United States (established June 23, 2015) through the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). One unique aspect of CBRS was the introduction of Dynamic Protection Areas (DPAs) in which commercial entrants could dynamically share the spectrum with protected incumbents.

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.

Final MOBILE NOW Act Report to Congress Update

May 16, 2022

The MOBILE NOW Act directed NTIA to coordinate with the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop recommendations for streamlining processes when considering applications to locate broadband facilities on federal property within two years from the date of enactment (March 23, 2020), and to report to Congress on the status of their implementation and any process improvements resulting from su

NTIA ACCESS BROADBAND 2021 Report

December 23, 2021

The ACCESS BROADBAND Act, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, mandated that NTIA produce an annual report to Congress. The report highlights the accomplishments of NTIA’s Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG) over the past year, covers investments in federal broadband support programs and Universal Service Fund (USF) programs, and provides recommendations to improve efforts to track broadband spending and outcomes.

Plan to Modernize and Automate the Infrastructure of NTIA Related to Managing Federal Spectrum Use

September 24, 2021

Section 9203 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 21) calls for the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit a report to Congress containing a plan for the modernization and automation of the NTIA infrastructure relating to managing federal spectrum use by covered agencies, to more efficiently manage such use.  This provides the modernization plan and addresses the topics called out in the NDAA 21.

5G Listening Sessions Summary of Conclusions

August 17, 2021

In fulfillment of the National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan, NTIA is publishing the 5G Listening Sessions Summary of Conclusions Report. The comments come from two industry listening sessions where stakeholders were asked to identify incentives and policy options to ensure that the United States has adequate sources of secure, effective, and reliable fifth and future generation wireless communications systems and infrastructure.

Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act Annual Progress Report for 2020

August 16, 2021

NTIA submits this report pursuant to Section 207 of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA), Title II of Pub. L. 108-494, which requires annual reporting on federal agencies’ progress to relocate radio communications systems from spectrum or share spectrum that has been reallocated to commercial use. This report provides details on two separate spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that included: 1) the 1710 to 1755 megahertz (MHz) band, and 2) the 1695-1710 MHz and 1755-1780 MHz bands.