State Broadband Programs


New Computer and Internet Use Data Can Sharpen Broadband Plans
Feb 19, 2019

As the importance of broadband connectivity continues to grow for economic development, state and local or regional planning commissions, such as the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and... more

American Broadband Initiative to Expand Connectivity for all Americans
Feb 13, 2019

by David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Expanding America’s broadband connectivity is critical to our nation’s economy, and a top... more

Building a Stronger America: Rural Infrastructure for the 21st Century
Feb 13, 2019

Cross-posted from the White House. We have to make sure American farmers and their families, wherever they may be, wherever they may go, have the infrastructure projects that they need to... more

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap
Dec 14, 2018

By Douglas Kinkoph, Associate Administrator Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications NTIA has a long history of working to close the digital divide. Unfortunately, there are... more

Case Studies in Public-Private Partnership Driving Broadband Deployment
Dec 03, 2018

Many small communities across the country struggle to bring advanced broadband to their residents.  What they lack in size, they often make up with diversity of their economies, populations,... more

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BroadbandUSA Newsletter March 2019
Mar 01, 2019

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | March 2019 Download PDF version here . American Broadband Initiative: The Administration’s Strategy for Promoting Broadband Connectivity This report outlines... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter February 2019
Feb 05, 2019

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | February 2019 Download PDF version here. Digital Divide Among School-Age Children Narrows, but Millions Still Lack Internet Connections by Rafi Goldberg, Policy... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter December 2018
Dec 01, 2018

Vol 2 | Issue 12 | December 2018 Download PDF version here. BroadbandUSA’s State Broadband Leadership Network Access to broadband has many benefits for Americans.  It connects... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter November 2018
Nov 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 11 | November 2018 Download PDF Version To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email Transforming Rural Healthcare through Broadband ... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter October 2018
Oct 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 10 | October 2018 Download PDF Version To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email . BroadbandUSA Leads the Way in Making Federal... 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.

Q:What is BroadbandUSA?

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.