'You need to get a little better about talking to and listening to native communities," the chairman told the FCC.
The Commerce Department has now made a total of 63 awards totaling more than $601 million in Tribal funding.
The NTIA awarded four grants worth $1.2 million.
At a White House event an agency representative said webinar programs are likely for Indigenous communities.
'You should build a relationship with your telecommunications field representative,' Edyael Casaperalta said.
Shekinah Pepper said Wednesday tribal communities should be on alert for service providers asking for chunks of subsidies upfront.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held Wednesday hearing exploring broadband investments in Tribal communities.
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Emergency Connectivity Fund grants will keep students connected outside of school, including those impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.
'The only way to get that density is to get fiber out there. That allows you to get more subs...
Crowdsourced and bulk data are subject to a challenge process that has successfully eliminated crowdsourced data in the past.
The NTIA said it has received $5.5-billion worth of applications for the $1-billion middle mile program.
On the surface, satellite seems like the ideal way to close the rural-urban digital divide.
For the first time, the FCC is proposing removing voice service providers for breaking spam call rules.
Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.
5G has experienced a quantum leap in growth since it first began rolling out in 2018.
'Everyone says, ‘Oh, there’s going to be a workforce shortage,’ but no one is really focusing on it.'
The highest court in the land will hear a case about the scope of internet platform liability under Section 230.
Critical USF programs for expanding broadband are struggling to maintain revenue streams.
Two information technology industry groups are trying to stall implementation of Texas’ social media law.
There is a 'massive difference' between federal Form 477 data and state maps in Georgia and North Carolina
The vote on space debris comes as an increasing number of LEO satellites are gearing up for launch.
Legislation introduced Thursday would shield federal broadband funding from being taxed.
The company's president of broadband access and adoption initiatives lauded AT&T's public-private partnerships.
The conversation dealt with open access networks, and whether cities are well-suited to play a role in developing them.
Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.
Updates to the Commerce agency's website includes access to information about other federal broadband programs.
'We believe that connectivity can be a new and distinct category in impact investing.'
Community Connectivity Providers present a new paradigm for thinking about digital infrastructure investment for community networks.
A recent study by CostQuest suggests that 37,000 more towers are needed to bring mobile coverage up to speed nationwide.
The FCC is looking to adapt its robocall methods for texts.
The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.
The 5th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's proposal for increased auction authority would allow the agency to support infrastructure investment.
'How do we make sure that you can keep that home grown talent?'
Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.
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Growing fears of recession trigger pullback on previous rosy forecasts.
SiFi Networks will construct an all-fiber network for 40,000 households in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.
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They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'
The Agriculture Department announced $502M will go to service providers in 20 states.
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The Democratic legislator called on NTIA end the automatic disclosure of .US web domain users’ personal information.
Doreen Bodgan-Martin is running to head the United Nations’ technology regulator.