• Making the Case for Using Computer Simulations to Gauge Spectrum Interference

    Tue, April 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 federal agencies. This model can work only if rules are designed to maximize the value of spectrum...

  • CTIA’s Race to 5G Summit

    Thu, April 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 Delivery-- Thank you. It’s great to be here and see such widespread commitment to the United States...

  • Celebrating the Nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators

    Mon, April 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 marks this year’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when we take time to...

  • Building Digital Access: NTIA Partners with Tennessee on Broadband Summit

    Tue, March 20, 2018

    by Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications Nationwide broadband connectivity is the aspirational goal bringing together broadband leaders for the March 20 Tennessee Broadband Summit in Nashville. The event, sponsored jointly by NTIA and...

  • Initial Estimates Show Digital Economy Accounted for 6.5 Percent of GDP in 2016

    Thu, March 15, 2018

    This blog post was cross-posted on the Bureau of Economic Analysis website . The Bureau of Economic Analysis released, for the first time, preliminary statistics and an accompanying report exploring the size and growth of the digital economy. Goods and services that are primarily digital...

  • VA Launches Telehealth Program for Rural Vets with PTSD

    Tue, March 06, 2018

    Cross-posted with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON — With a focus on improving access to mental health care for Veterans living in rural areas, today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has launched a pilot telehealth program that will give...

  • ITS Spectrum Efficiency Report Examines the Past, Looks to the Future for New Solutions

    Mon, March 05, 2018

    By Keith Gremban, Director of the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Every new innovation in connected devices promises exciting possibilities for the future, but it also means greater demand for spectrum, a critical and limited resource used both by the public and private sectors. ...

  • NTIA Grant Program to Help States and Territories Continue Planning for FirstNet Deployment

    Thu, March 01, 2018

    NTIA is pleased to announce the first award recipients of the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) 2.0 , which will provide as much as $43.4 million to help states and territories prepare for FirstNet’s buildout of the nationwide public safety broadband network. The...

  • NTIA Identifies 3450-3550 MHz for Study as Potential Band for Wireless Broadband Use

    Mon, February 26, 2018

    by David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Americans rely on broadband Internet access to stay connected, to conduct business, to interact with the government, and for entertainment.Our nation’s broadband needs are increasingly...

  • Building a National Network for First Responder Communication

    Tue, January 16, 2018

    Cross-posted with U.S. Department of Commerce Blog Photograph: Alexandria (Va.) Fire Captain Phil Perry uses a mobile device while on board a fire boat on the Potomac River. The First Responder Network Authority is modernizing public safety communications infrastructure to provide fire,...