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  • New Computer and Internet Use Data Can Sharpen Broadband Plans

    Tue, February 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 Development Commission , are including broadband in their planning. The federal government...

  • American Broadband Initiative to Expand Connectivity for all Americans

    Wed, February 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 priority for President Trump and the Department of Commerce. Today, we join with our partners in...

  • Building a Stronger America: Rural Infrastructure for the 21st Century

    Wed, February 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 compete and grow. President Donald J. Trump BUILDING STRONGER RURAL COMMUNITIES: President Donald J....

  • Closing the Rural Broadband Gap

    Fri, December 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 still nearly 25 million Americans still lack access to broadband connectivity and of those, 19...

  • Case Studies in Public-Private Partnership Driving Broadband Deployment

    Mon, December 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, geography, and technology providers. Public-private partnerships (PPP) can help local government...

  • Five Digital Inclusion Trends in the United States

    Thu, October 18, 2018

    by Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications This week, NTIA recognizes International Digital Inclusion Week . Digital inclusion is more than a social program giving people access to computing and information technology; it is now an...

  • Will Seniors be Early Adopters for the Internet of Things?

    Tue, October 02, 2018

    If the Internet of Things (IoT) conjures images of the Jetsons and self-driving cars, think again. At the NTCA Rural Broadband Association 2018 Fall Conference , Curtis Strole, Executive Director, Customer Relations, NeoNova , talked about how he uses IoT devices as a better way to help his...

  • NTIA Helps Facilitate Smart Ag and Rural Workshop

    Wed, September 19, 2018

    On September 6 and 7, NTIA and BroadbandUSA participated in a workshop that focused on deploying rural broadband and using technology in agriculture (also known as “smart ag”) at Purdue University, Indiana. Participants shared ideas for wireless test beds for smart ag and rural...

  • Libraries are Filling the Homework Gap as Students Head Back to School  

    Tue, September 04, 2018

    Students heading back to school this fall that lack access to high-speed broadband will continue to rely upon libraries for homework assignments. Over the past few years, the U.S. has made significant gains in efforts to connect K-12 schools with high-speed broadband connections of 100Mbps per...

  • NTIA Files Petition to Update Wireless Priority Service Program

    Tue, July 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 Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the rules...

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