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Statement on FCC Vote to Make More Spectrum Available for 5G

Today, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David J. Redl issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on actions to open access to high-band spectrum for 5G connectivity: “NTIA applauds the Commission’s actions today to move forward with taking steps to increase access to high-band …

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New Data Show Substantial Gains and Evolution in Internet Use

The digital divide is showing signs of giving way as more Americans from all walks of life connect to the Internet. Several historically disadvantaged groups showed significant increases in online adoption, according to initial results from NTIA’s most recent survey on Internet use conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The …

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NTIA Launches Initiative to Improve Software Component Transparency

Most modern software is a creation of existing components, modules, and libraries from the open source and commercial software world. A detailed accounting of components isn’t always available, which can create obstacles when protecting against security risks. This challenge is compounded by the growth in Internet of Things devices, as …

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Notice of 07/19/18 Meeting of Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency

NTIA will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency. This Notice announces the first meeting, which is scheduled for July 19, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20006. For further …

Notice of Inquiry on International Internet Policy Priorities
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Notice of Inquiry on International Internet Policy Priorities

Recognizing the vital importance of the Internet and digital communications to U.S. innovation, prosperity, education, and civic and cultural life, NTIA has made it a top priority to encourage growth and innovation for the Internet and Internet-enabled economy. Towards that end, NTIA is seeking comments and recommendations from all interested stakeholders …

NTIA Looks to Stakeholders to Help Shape its International Agenda
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NTIA Looks to Stakeholders to Help Shape its International Agenda

Giving voice to all stakeholders in an open and transparent decision-making process is a core goal of NTIA’s international engagement. We are working on a number of issues, from protecting the availability of WHOIS information to pushing for more effective membership oversight of the International Telecommunication Union. As we look …

U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Report to President on Promoting Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats
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U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Report to President on Promoting Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 30, 2018 News Media Contact: Anne Veigle NULL WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a report that offers a guide to government, civil society and industry actions that would dramatically reduce the threat of botnets and …

NTIA Requests Feedback on Improving Broadband Availability Data
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NTIA Requests Feedback on Improving Broadband Availability Data

Across the country, Americans use broadband to learn, shop, grow their businesses, and connect with friends and family around the world. Communities that gain access to affordable, high-speed Internet see improvements to economic growth, educational opportunities, and public safety and health care services. Much of America has been reaping the …

Request for Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data
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Request for Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data

Date:  May 30, 2018 Docket Number:  180427421-8421-01 Request for Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce (Department), is requesting comment on actions that can be taken to improve the quality and accuracy of broadband availability data, particularly in …

Dynamic Protection Areas Will Spur Spectrum Sharing
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Dynamic Protection Areas Will Spur Spectrum Sharing

One of NTIA’s most important responsibilities is working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to find spectrum to support competitive and ubiquitous 5G broadband wireless service in America. Efficient use of spectrum is critical as we look to get more spectrum into the hands of wireless innovators while protecting federal …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Meeting
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Meeting

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Meeting May 17, 2018 Washington D.C. –As Prepared for Delivery– Thank you, committee members, for the time you have devoted to this effort, and for your service to our country.

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon​ Washington, D.C. May 17, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– “Protecting and Expanding the Free and Open Internet” Thank you to Rick Kaplar, Dick Wiley and the Media Institute for inviting me to …

Diverse Small Businesses Discuss FirstNet Opportunities at Matchmaking Event
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Diverse Small Businesses Discuss FirstNet Opportunities at Matchmaking Event

On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Commerce Department brought together more than 100 small businesses for matchmaking opportunities with AT&T and five first-tier vendors helping AT&T build FirstNet, a nationwide broadband network and related services for first responders. In March 2017, the Department entered into a 25-year contract with AT&T …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the BIS 2018 Annual Conference on Export Controls and Policy
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the BIS 2018 Annual Conference on Export Controls and Policy

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information BIS 2018 Annual Conference on Export Controls and Policy Washington, D.C. May 14, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here.

NTIA Gives 46 Grant Awards to States and Territories to Plan for FirstNet Deployment
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NTIA Gives 46 Grant Awards to States and Territories to Plan for FirstNet Deployment

NTIA is pleased to announce it has completed making 46 grant awards under the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) 2.0, which will help states and territories prepare for FirstNet’s buildout of the nationwide public safety broadband network. NTIA announced the initial awards on March 1, 2018, to 12 …

Notice of NTIA 2018 Spectrum Policy Symposium
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Notice of NTIA 2018 Spectrum Policy Symposium

Date:  May 02, 2018 Notice of NTIA 2018 Spectrum Policy Symposium NTIA will host a symposium on June 12, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT, focusing on the development and implementation of national spectrum policies to support continuing U.S. leadership and innovation in wireless telecommunications and other spectrum-dependent technologies. …

ISART 2018 to Examine Propagation Challenges with Ultra-Dense Wireless Systems
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ISART 2018 to Examine Propagation Challenges with Ultra-Dense Wireless Systems

Registration is now open for the 17th International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART), which will take place July 24 to 26, 2018, in Broomfield, Colorado. David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator, will deliver the opening keynote address. NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) and …

NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium: Advancing the Nation’s Spectrum Initiatives
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NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium: Advancing the Nation’s Spectrum Initiatives

Date:  May 02, 2018 June 12, 2018 National Press Club As the manager of all federal spectrum use, NTIA is doing important work to ensure that we are maximizing our country’s spectrum resources to serve the nation’s communications priorities. We are committed to developing and implementing novel spectrum management approaches, …

Making the Case for Using Computer Simulations to Gauge Spectrum Interference
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Making the Case for Using Computer Simulations to Gauge Spectrum Interference

As demand for spectrum for commercial use continues to grow, policymakers are exploring spectrum sharing as a way to expand capacity while still fulfilling the needs of federal agencies. This model can work only if rules are designed to maximize the value of spectrum resources without compromising the quality and …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at CTIA's Race to 5G Summit
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at CTIA’s Race to 5G Summit

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information CTIA’s Race to 5G Summit Washington, D.C. April 19, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery–   Thank you. It’s great to be here and see such widespread commitment to the United States winning the race to 5G. As …

Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
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Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members

Date:  April 19, 2018 Docket Number:  Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members NTIA issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the …

Call for Applications to Serve on Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
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Call for Applications to Serve on Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

Date:  April 19, 2018 Call for Applications to Serve on Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information The Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference Panel “The Future of the Internet and American Leadership” Washington, D.C. April 17, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery–

Statement on FCC Vote on Small Satellite Licensing Rules
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Statement on FCC Vote on Small Satellite Licensing Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 17, 2018 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs NULL Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David J. Redl issued the following statements on the Federal Communications Commission’s vote approving a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to …

NTIA Asks ICANN to Investigate GoDaddy Masking WHOIS Information, Review Accredited Registrar Issues
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NTIA Asks ICANN to Investigate GoDaddy Masking WHOIS Information, Review Accredited Registrar Issues

Date:  April 16, 2018 Letter From NTIA Administrator Redl to ICANN on Registrar Issues Today, NTIA Administrator David Redl sent a letter to ICANN Board of Directors Chair Cherine Chalaby requesting an investigation into GoDaddy’s throttling of Port 43 access and masking of WHOIS information. GoDaddy’s recent actions masking information …

NTIA Signs Agreement for Wireless Test Bed Study in Partnership with University of Colorado Boulder
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NTIA Signs Agreement for Wireless Test Bed Study in Partnership with University of Colorado Boulder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 12, 2018 News Media Contact: Anne Veigle NULL WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the University of Colorado Boulder to develop a wireless test bed. NTIA’s Boulder-based Institute for …

Celebrating the Nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators
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Celebrating the Nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators

April 8-14 marks this year’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when we take time to appreciate and thank the dedicated professionals who staff the thousands of 911 centers throughout the nation. These devoted public servants work quietly on the front lines of emergencies, serving as “the first of our first …

NTIA Launches Updated BroadbandUSA Website with Collaborative Online Portal
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NTIA Launches Updated BroadbandUSA Website with Collaborative Online Portal

    Today, NTIA launched its revamped BroadbandUSA website — broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov — to inform the public about NTIA’s work to expand broadband connectivity through educating, convening and assisting stakeholders. The new website serves as a one-stop shop for broadband information around the federal government and makes it much easier for …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Free State Foundation Telecom Policy Conference
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Free State Foundation Telecom Policy Conference

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Free State Foundation Tenth Annual Telecom Policy Conference Washington, D.C. March 27, 2018 — As Prepared for Delivery —  

Notice of 04/25/2018 CSMAC Open Meeting
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Notice of 04/25/2018 CSMAC Open Meeting

Date:  March 26, 2018 Notice of 04/25/2018 CSMAC Open Meeting A public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee will be held on April 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC …

Building Digital Access -- NTIA Partners with Tennessee on Broadband Summit
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Building Digital Access — NTIA Partners with Tennessee on Broadband Summit

Nationwide broadband connectivity is the aspirational goal bringing together broadband leaders for the March 20 Tennessee Broadband Summit in Nashville. The event, sponsored jointly by NTIA and the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development, is an all-day program with workshops and problem-solving presentations from industry, state and local leaders, …

Initial Estimates Show Digital Economy Accounted for 6.5 Percent of GDP in 2016
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Initial Estimates Show Digital Economy Accounted for 6.5 Percent of GDP in 2016

This blog post was cross-posted on BEA’s website. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released, for the first time, preliminary statistics and an accompanying report exploring the size and growth of the digital economy. Goods and services that are primarily digital accounted for 6.5 percent of the U.S. economy, or $1.2 …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at Satellite 2018
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at Satellite 2018

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Satellite 2018 Washington, D.C. March 14, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– “Affirming Our Partnership for Growth and Innovation in Space”

Comments on Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats
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Comments on Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats

Date:  February 13, 2018 Docket Number:  180103005–8005–01 4SECURITAS A2LA ACT | The App Association Anonymous Association for Computing Machinery US Public Policy Council Association for Proper Internet Governance Aviation ISAC BelRin Technologies LLC. Cyber Threat Alliance The Dead Software Foundation Wood, Charles BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. Akamai Woods, Beau BSA …

Statement of Assistant Secretary Redl on the Passing of Ray Baum
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Statement of Assistant Secretary Redl on the Passing of Ray Baum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 09, 2018 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs NULL Today, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David J. Redl issued the following statement on the passing of Ray Baum, staff director for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce:

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Remarks of David J. RedlAssistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and InformationMulticultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Broadband & Social Justice SummitWashington, D.C.February 6, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here and speak with MMTC in my new role as NTIA’s Administrator. I’ve been …

Thirty-Fifth Quarterly Status Report to Congress Regarding BTOP
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at State of the Net 2018
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at State of the Net 2018

Remarks of David RedlAssistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and InformationState of the Net 2018Washington, D.C.January 29, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– Thank you. It’s great be here at State of the Net once again. I want to thank Tim Lordan for inviting me, and also offer him congratulations for …

Notice of 03/20/2018 Tennessee Broadband Summit Conference
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Notice of 03/20/2018 Tennessee Broadband Summit Conference

Date:  January 17, 2018 Docket Number:  Notice of 03/20/2018 Tennessee Broadband Summit Conference NTIA’s BroadbandUSA Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, will host a Broadband Summit about ”Creating Partnerships to Ensure Access for All” on March 20, 2018. For further information please contact Janice Wilkins, NTIA, …

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at CES 2018
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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at CES 2018

Remarks of David J. Redl Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information CES 2018 Las Vegas January 9, 2018 –As Prepared for Delivery– Thank you. I’m thrilled to be back at CES. This is my first trip here as a member of the Executive Branch, and despite what you …