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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)


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

CTIA’s Race to 5G Summit
Apr 19, 2018

Remarks of David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, at CTIA's Race to 5G Summit, Washington, D.C., April 19, 2018 --As Prepared for... more

Celebrating the Nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators
Apr 09, 2018

Cross-posted with National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) By David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator April 8-14... more

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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

Request for Comments on Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data
May 30, 2018

Docket Number: 180427421-8421-01 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... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter May 2018
May 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 5 | May 2018 Download PDF Version BroadbandUSA Technical Assistance to Rural Communities May 14-21, 2018 marks the 6 th annual national Infrastructure Week , so... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter April 2018
Apr 01, 2018

Volume 3   |   Issue 4   |   April 2018 Download PDF Version Smart States and Broadband Last year, the National Governors Association (NGA)... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter March 2018
Mar 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March 2018 Download PDF Version Public-Private Partnerships and Broadband and Smart City Deployment This month, the BroadbandUSA webinar will highlight... 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.