NTIA

Tribal broadband programs got $634M this month

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Five groups in Arizona received $105 million in grants from tribal broadband programs funded by last year's infrastructure law.

NTIA staffs up for broadband grants

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The Commerce Dept. agency added four new senior staff, including former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's broadband adviser.

Congressional watchdog urges lawmakers to act to save FirstNet

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The Government Accountability Office suggested several ways lawmakers could reorganize the FirstNet Authority before its statute runs out in 2027.

New Mexico has 'no formal plan' for broadband expansion

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New Mexico's decentralized broadband governance structure is delaying progress in connecting rural areas of the state, officials concluded.

Next-generation 911 gets $109 million boost

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Funding authorized in 2012 is now being dispensed to 34 states and territories. But a full nationwide upgrade could require more than $12 billion.

Next-gen 911 matching grant rules open for comment

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Federal grant funding to support call center infrastructure upgrades is expected to become available early next year.

Federal data shows divide in internet adoption between rural, urban areas persists

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New analysis of 2015 data by NTIA researchers suggests that rural residents still aren't using the internet at the same clip as their urban counterparts.

NTIA unveils draft guidance for states weighing FirstNet options

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Federal regulators release details for states considering building their own networks for first responders as part of a broader national effort.​

Prepare for pushback, experts tell communities building municipal broadband networks​​

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A panel of broadband experts warn municipal leaders hoping to build their own networks, be prepared to manage telecom company resistance.

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