• American Broadband Initiative

    NTIA is the Executive Branch agency principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. As part of this mission, the agency serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Broadband Initiative.  The Initiative expands on the work of the Broadband Interagency Working Group. 

  • Federal Permitting: Department of Energy (DOE)

    The Department of Energy (DOE) ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

  • Webinars Archives

    BroadbandUSA presents a webinar on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on a range of topics of interest to policymakers, decision-makers, practitioners and consumers.



  • National Broadband Availability Map

    On July 23, 2020, NTIA announced the addition of two states to its National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) program. Indiana and Georgia join 20 other states who are partnering on this critical broadband data platform. These states join California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The mapping platform allows for the visualization of federal, state, and commercially available data sets. This includes data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Census Bureau, Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Measurement Lab (M-Lab), and the state governments. Administrators for these states can access the mapping platform and its data in order to better inform broadband projects and funding decisions in their states.

  • Federal Permitting: Overview

    The federal government owns or controls about 640 million acres of land in the United States, about 28 percent of the total land area of 2.27 billion acres.

  • Federal Permitting: General Services Administration (GSA)

    GSA is an independent agency established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. 

  • Federal Permitting: Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC)

    Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) created the FPISC in December 2015 to promote greater coordination across the federal government in environmental reviews and authorizations for large, complex, or significant infrastructure projects that likely have environmental impacts. 

  • Federal Permitting: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

    The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.