The NTIA will press states to not lock out publicly-owned broadband project. If they do, they must disclose why.
Woods had been the inaugural Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Agency head Alan Davidson says communities “play a huge role” in build deployment.
Georgia Technology Authority representative says the notices are dense and difficult for applicants to understand.
A star-studded cast will take the stage next week as part of the dozens of events slated to take place.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration announces news on its 'Internet for All' web portal for three IIJA programs.
Director of the Capital Projects Fund said the fund should be used with infrastructure bill money to close broadband gaps.
NTIA's Evan Feinman spoke about what states need to keep in mind as they prepare for BEAD funds.
Though most groups issued their support, others voiced reservations.
NTIA notices of funding opportunity released Friday to kick off grant disbursement.
The long awaited notice of funding opportunity laid out the system for how each applicant program will be scored.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) details parameters of Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Agency leaders sign pact to formalize information-sharing on broadband deployment projects.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the proposal at a meeting of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training.
Windhausen argued that without these waivers, anchor institutions will be particularly hard hit by "Buy America" requirements.
Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners representative says investors must step in as large carriers are burdened by high costs of 5G rollout.
Broadband leaders note cities prefer to partner than to own networks.
Digital literacy gap and lack of outreach are part of the digital divide.
Montana’s chief data officer believes 2026 is too early for state mapping to be completed and funding requests submitted.
Clyburn's Rural Broadband Task Force aims to close the digital divide within five years.
Gary Bolton and Shirley Bloomfield called on NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson to prioritize applicant investing in "future-proof" fiber.
Sarah Oh Lam of the Technology Policy Institute says high speed thresholds could shift funds toward better-connected areas.
Some state laws, as written, may run counter to IIJA language and constrain the use of federal funds.
The NTIA held a webinar urging local partnerships for applicants of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
The money will add to the USDA's ReConnect program.
The FCC said it will "likely" be the last opportunity for schools and libraries to get funding before money runs out.
Legislators want broadband networks reach as many people as possible, but didn't specify how NTIA should do this.
Calls in contrast to growing support for a broader mechanism including broadband revenues
Whether infrastructure money should prioritize those with the lowest speeds has been a chief debate since the bill’s passage.
The FCC has now confirmed more than half the $9.2 billion for the program.
The state broadband director said its position on neutrality has led to diverse solutions that caters to community needs.
The playbook was discussed in a webinar Friday afternoon.
Recent policy talks have pushed for more focus on middle-mile with future funding from infrastructure bill money.
Concerns from advocates echo some of FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel's concerns for the ACP.
Davidson said that he hopes to avoid inter-agency conflicts such as last month’s dispute with airlines over 5G interference.
Those interested in federal money should engage in outreach, build solid teams, Broadband.Money head Jase Wilson said.
Universal broadband has not been achieved, in part, because previous grant funding has often been misspent.
Shekinah Pepper said Wednesday tribal communities should be on alert for service providers asking for chunks of subsidies upfront.
Debate at an NTIA event over whether or not funding should go to the middle-mile.
Funneling of infrastructure funds through states differs from Obama-era broadband programs.