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

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

Date: 
July 18, 2017

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July 18, 2017




Notice of Repeal of Regulations Governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:57:54 +0000

Date: 
July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 
170627596–7596–01

NTIA issues this NPRM to propose the repeal of its regulations governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP is a competitive grant program that helps public broadcasting stations, state and local governments, Indian Tribes, and nonprofit organizations to construct public television and radio stations. As of Fiscal Year 2011, no funds have been available for PTFP grants. NTIA is proposing to repeal its regulations governing the PTFP because the regulations are unnecessary and obsolete. Comments must be received by August 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.




Annual Spectrum Symposium Will Examine Millimeter Waves

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:49:44 +0000

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Spectrum capacity discussions have often focused on the lower frequency bands (below about 6 GHz) because those signals are able to travel significant distances without being interrupted by environmental factors. But these lower frequency bands do have a drawback for wireless transmission in a data-hungry age - available bandwidth is limited.

Until recently, higher frequencies were not considered useful for outdoor transmissions, since their signals are susceptible to propagation loss in bad weather and can't travel through buildings. However, advances in technology are beginning to unlock their potential.

Higher radio frequencies, from roughly 20 to 300 GHz, are considered promising spectrum for the next generation of wireless technologies, including 5G. Attention is particularly concentrated on the millimeter wave (mmWave) or Extremely High Frequency (EHF) bands, 30-300 GHz. The bandwidth available in the millimeter wave frequency range could increase the speed of cellular Internet service by more than ten times.




Notice of 08/15/2017 CSMAC Open Meeting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:22:15 +0000

Date: 
June 28, 2017

A public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee will be held on August 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to dreed@ntia.doc.gov.




Notice of 08/21/2017 Community Broadband Workshop

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:27:37 +0000

Date: 
June 28, 2017

NTIA, through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a technical assistance workshop in Des Moines, Iowa on August 21, 2017, to share information and help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present in-depth sessions on planning and funding broadband infrastructure projects. The session on planning will explore effective business and partnership models. The session on funding will explore available funding options and models, including federal funding.  The Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.




Notice of 07/18/2017 Virtual Meeting of Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:07:40 +0000

Date: 
June 27, 2017

NTIA will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching on July 18, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. This is the fourth in a series of meetings. For information on prior meetings, see the website address below. This is a virtual meeting.




Statement of John Morris, Associate Administrator of NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development, on the U.S. Copyright Office study of Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:27:22 +0000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
June 22, 2017
News Media Contact: 
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs
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Statement of John Morris, Associate Administrator for NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development, on the U.S. Copyright Office study of Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:




Notice of Extension of Comment Period on Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:35:48 +0000

Date: 
June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 
170602536-7536-01

In response to requests for additional time, the Department of Commerce is extending the closing deadline for submitting comments to a request for public comments entitled ''Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats.''  In the request for comment, the NTIA seeks broad input from all interested stakeholders -- including private industry, academia, civil society, and other security experts -- on ways to improve industry's ability to reduce thr