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Statement of Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) incentive auction

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:32:47 +0000

January 18, 2017
News Media Contact: 
Juliana Gruenwald

Statement of Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) incentive auction:

I want to congratulate the Commission and the staff at the FCC for their hard work in satisfying the Final Stage Rule for the incentive auction. This 84 megahertz of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed wireless broadband represents significant further progress to meet the President's 500 megahertz goal.

Multistakeholder Process; Internet of Things (IoT) Security Upgradability and Patching

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:30:34 +0000

January 17, 2017

Upcoming Meetings

January 31, 2017 2:00-4:30pm ET
This will be a virtual meeting with web content and a call bridge.

Agencies Making Progress to Connect America

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:53:05 +0000

Over the last eight years, our agencies have worked to expand the availability and adoption of broadband in recognition of the increasingly important role that the Internet is playing in every facet of society.

Recognizing the opportunity to marshal resources across the entire federal government, President Obama in March 2015 created the Broadband Opportunity Council, co-chaired by the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce, which in August 2015 identified a series of executive actions that could be taken through existing agency programs, missions, and budgets to increase broadband deployment, competition, and adoption.

Today, we are pleased to report that the 25 participating agencies have made considerable progress toward completing their commitments. These actions further the goals of modernizing federal programs to expand program support for broadband investments; empowering communities with tools and resources to attract broadband investment and promote meaningful use; promoting increased broadband deployment and competition through expanded access to federal assets; and improving data collection, analysis, and research on broadband.

Broadband Opportunity Council Agencies’ Progress Report - January 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:07:39 +0000

BroadbandBroadband Opportunity Council
January 13, 2017

To make sure that the Federal government does everything within its power to support broadband deployment and adoption, on March 23, 2015, The President signed a Presidential Memorandum "Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and Training." The Memorandum created the Broadband Opportunity Council and tasked it to produce specific recommendations to increase broadband deployment, competi

Fact Sheet: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:39:11 +0000

January 12, 2017

The Department of Commerce today issued a green paper outlining guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a transformational evolution in global technology with the potential to benefit public safety, health care, governance, the environment and improve the daily lives of workers and consumers.

01/25/2017 CSMAC Meeting Agenda

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:00:13 +0000

January 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Green Paper Proposing Approach for Advancing Growth of Internet of Things

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:32:58 +0000

January 12, 2017
News Media Contact: 
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a report proposing steps the Department can take to advance the Internet of Things (IoT). The "green paper" examines the benefits and challenges of the evolving IoT landscape and suggests that the U.S. government should continue to foster an enabling environment for innovative technology to grow and thrive.