National Telecommunications and Information Administration

NTIA Celebrates 25 Years of Internet Use Survey Research

In Nov 2019, across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, Census interviewers talked to 52,000 households for this comprehensive survey, which collects data every two years on who goes online, what computing devices and technologies peopl

NTIA Minority Broadband Initiative

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched the Minority Broadband Initiative (MBI), working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to ensure all Americans can participate in the digital economy. NTIA

Digital Divide is Shrinking for America’s Hispanic Population

Internet use among Hispanic Americans has continued to grow, according to NTIA data, narrowing a racial disparity that has existed since NTIA began tracking adoption through its Internet Use Surveys in 1998.

NTIA Releases New Broadband Availability Map Pilot for Policymakers

In 2018, Congress asked NTIA to develop a National Broadband Availability Map to determine which parts of the country remain unconnected.

Doug Kinkoph, Deputy Assistant Secretary, NTIA (Acting), and Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA), NTIA

Doug Kinkoph is Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. He also serves as the Associate Administrator of NTIA’s Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA) within the U.S.

NTIA Data: Two-thirds of US Internet Users Do Not Participate in the Sharing Economy

In our most recent Internet Use Survey, conducted in 2017, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration included questions about participation in the sharing economy for the first time.

NTIA Asks Federal Agencies to Review Current Frequency Assignments

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration sent guidance to executive branch departments and agencies for reviewing current spectrum frequency assignments. NTIA is requiring agencies to initially review two bands: 3100-3550 MHz

NTIA Releases Comprehensive Guide to Federal Broadband Funding

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is announcing a new searchable database of 50 federal broadband programs, spanning a dozen federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans and other resources.