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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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Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure City Expo Convenes July 10-12 in Washington, D.C.
Jun 20, 2019

Printer-friendly version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: News Media Contact: Anne Veigle, (202) 482-4208,  aveigle@ntia.gov Cybersecurity and privacy included in 2019 problem-solving... more

NTIA Releases Comprehensive Guide to Federal Broadband Funding
Jun 03, 2019

Printer-friendly version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: News Media Contact: Anne Veigle, (202) 482-4208, aveigle@ntia.gov Today, NTIA is announcing a new searchable database of 50 federal... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter June 2019
Jun 01, 2019

Vol 4  |  Issue 5  |  June 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Cutting the Cord: NTIA Data Show... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter May 2019
May 01, 2019

Vol 4  |  Issue 4  |  May 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Digital Economy Accounted for 6.9... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter April 2019
Apr 01, 2019

Vol 4 | Issue 3 | April 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Cybersecurity Traing at Historically Black Colleges and... more

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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.