• 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

    In February 2020, NTIA confirmed participation with five additional states - Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Virginia - as it moves into phase two of the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM). These five states join California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia from phase one. 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 13 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.

  • State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN)

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program convenes and facilitates the State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN), a community of practitioners who work on state broadband initiatives.

  • 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.

  • Federal Permitting: Department of Transportation (DOT)

    DOT ensures our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.

  • Federal Permitting: Department of the Interior (DOI)

    DOI protects and manages a significant portion of the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Island Communities.