National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Louisiana first to receive BEAD broadband grant

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Louisiana is getting $3 million in federal funds for digital-equity programs and to start planning for its full BEAD broadband grant.

Commerce Department issues another $49M for tribal broadband

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Vice President Kamala Harris said the Commerce Department's NTIA plans to award $500 million for tribal broadband this month.

Broadband grant program to start distributing planning funds

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The NTIA will soon distribute initial planning funds for its $42.5 billion BEAD program, with each state set to receive up to $5 million.

NTIA says every state has signed up for a piece of BEAD broadband funds

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Every state and U.S. territory has submitted a letter of intent for the $45 billion BEAD program contained in last year's infrastructure law.

Wait on FCC maps hangs over new broadband program

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NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson faced senators' questions on the infrastructure law's $45 billion broadband grant program.

Biden administration sets guidelines for $45B in new 'BEAD' broadband program

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The NTIA published guidance and a timeline for BEAD, a major broadband grant program in last year's infrastructure law.

House passes 'pretty minor' broadband bill, expert says

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The bill would create an office in the National Telecommunications Information Administration dedicated to supporting federal broadband initiatives, but one expert said it would not make much of an impact.

NTIA partners with 8 states for better broadband coverage map

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California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have agreed to share data to improve the agency's maps.

Feds award first set of FirstNet grants

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The federal government awarded the first grants for FirstNet on Wednesday.

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