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Click or tap on your state to find out basic demographic information, the number of broadband wireline and wireless providers that offer speeds of 25 million bits per second (Mbps) or greater and the number of households with a broadband Internet subscription. (Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey; NTIA; Federal Communications Commission. * Note: As of 2017, 3 satellite providers have broadband service.)


NTIA Files Petition to Update Wireless Priority Service Program
Jul 10, 2018

Cross-posted with NTIA. by Shawn Cochran, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy Analysis and Development This week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration filed a... more

Connectivity with a Purpose
Jul 05, 2018

Internet usage gaps still persist among lower-income families, although more people are using mobile data plans to get online. Based on NTIA’s most recent survey on Internet use conducted by... more

NTIA Requests Feedback on Improving Broadband Availability Data
May 30, 2018

by David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Across the country, Americans use broadband to learn, shop, grow their businesses, and connect with... more

Five City Strategies to Accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
May 09, 2018

Cross posted from National League of Cities: CitySpeak. This is a guest post by Karen Perry, senior policy analyst with the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s... more

Making the Case for Using Computer Simulations to Gauge Spectrum Interference
Apr 24, 2018

Cross-posted with NTIA 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... more

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BroadbandUSA Newsletter August 2018
Aug 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 8 | August 2018 Download PDF Version Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce,... more

Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data
Jul 19, 2018

Docket Number: 180427421-8421-01 NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, requested comment on actions that can be taken to improve the quality and accuracy of broadband availability data,... more

Notice of BroadbandUSA Webinar Series
Jul 17, 2018

NTIA, as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a series of webinars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter July 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Volume 3   |   Issue 7   |   July 2018 Download PDF Version Connectivity in America and the Regional Rural Development Centers This month,... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter June 2018
Jun 01, 2018

Volume 3    |    Issue 6    |    June 2018 Download PDF Version Broadband and Precision Agriculture In 2016, the U.S. had 2.1 million farms... more

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is NTIA?

A: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. See About NTIA.

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A: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and meaningful use across America. BroadbandUSA serves local and state governments, industry and nonprofits that need to enhance broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion. To date, BroadbandUSA has provided support to more than 1,000 communities to help them fully participate in the digital economy.