2022: A Year of Big Moves for NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is like a start-up within the federal government, despite being nearly 45 years old. We delivered on programs to improve Internet connectivity while also notching big wins on spectrum policy, international standards, and other important tech policy issues. Highlights from the year included:

  • Launching the “Internet for All” campaign, and releasing key funding notices – ahead of schedule – for our major access, digital equity, and middle mile programs.
  • Hiring Federal Program Officers to cover every state and territory participating in Internet For All to ensure each has a point of contact within NTIA for help with their broadband funding needs.
  • Celebrating planning grant awards at events with 15 states and territories and alongside nine bipartisan governors.
  • Traveling to more than 35 states so our senior leaders could learn about the unique challenges each community faces in connecting the unconnected.

Here’s a look at NTIA By The Numbers in 2022:

  • $1.7 billion in grants to more than 200 Tribal entities, projected to connect more than 135,000 households, as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).
  • 139-25, the vote in favor of Doreen Bogden-Martin.
  • Approximately 90,000 federal spectrum frequency assignments processed by the NTIA Office of Spectrum Management in 2022
  • 100% of the US states and territories signed up for the broadband infrastructure grant programs
  • One-third of NTIA employees newly hired since January of 2022.
  • $304 million in planning grants to all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, to help leaders prepare for the funding to come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


2022: A Year of Big Moves for NTIA