NTIA Seeks Access to FCC’s Form 477 Database for Better Broadband Data
November 30th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration last week asked the Federal Communications Commission to release a key database of information about broadband deployment assembled from providers of high-speed internet access.
In a public notice dated Wednesday, November 25, the FCC said it intended to release this database — the Form 477 database — to the NTIA unless it received opposition from the carriers who have provided the broadband data by December 7, 2009.
NTIA Does End-Run Around 'Buy American' Requirements
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
June 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – The broadband policy world took a number of significant steps forward last week with the confirmation on Thursday of Larry Strickling as the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Diversity of Broadband Projects Should Trump Fixed Division of Grant Funds, Say Commenters
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments
April 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 – The federal government’s disbursal of funds for broadband grants should be fluid and flexible enough to fund the best projects, irrespective of category, according to submissions to the NTIA on Thursday, April 9.