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What's New at NTIA - 2005 Archive

1710-1755 MHz Spectrum Relocation Information: NTIA has released cost and timeline information to move incumbent federal users out of the 1710-1755 MHz band and open up spectrum for advanced wireless broadband services.
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Posted 12-28-2005

Focus on Wireless Issues: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher presented the plenary address on Focus on Wireless Issues at the US-European Commission Information Society dialogue talks in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 2005
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Posted 12-21-2005

Focus on Broadband: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher presented the plenary address on Focus on Broadband at the US-European Commission Information Society dialogue talks in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 2005
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Posted 12-21-2005

The United States and Europe: Engines For World Growth: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher discussed The United States and Europe: Engines for World Growth at the European American Business Council 2005 Digital Economy Workshop in Washington, D.C. on December 19, 2005
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Posted 12-21-2005

Grant Application for Public Telecommunications: The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) has published a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice detailing the FY 2006 PTFP grant round application requirements and guidelines. The deadline for all applications is February 7, 2006.
Posted 12-13-2005

Rethinking Telecommunications Policy - What's So Different?: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer discussed Rethinking Telecommunications Policy - What's So Different?" at the International Institute of Communications Telecommunications Forum in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2005.
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Posted 11-16-2005

Promoting U.S. Broadband Deployment and Economic Growth: Deputy Assistant Secretary John Kneuer spoke at the Mississippi Technology Alliance Sixth Annual Conference on High Technology on November 9, 2005.
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Promoting Broadband Deployment Across America: Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher discussed Promoting Broadband Deployment Across America at the Western Telecommunications Alliance 2005 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 7, 2005.
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Posted 11-08-2005

Private Sector Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher presented remarks at an industry roundtable: "Private Sector Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society" in Washington, DC on Thursday morning, Nov. 3, 2005. The roundtable was hosted by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the U.S. Council on International Business (USCIB). The agenda is available on ITAA and USCIB Web sites.
Click here for photos from the Nov. 3 Industry Round Table: Private Sector Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society.

Posted 11-07-2005

Private Sector Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher will present remarks at an industry roundtable: "Private Sector Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society" in Washington, DC on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. The roundtable is being hosted by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the U.S. Council on International Business (USCIB). The agenda is available on ITAA and USCIB Web sites.

Economic Security and National Security: Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher discussed Economic Security and National Security: Next Steps for the President's Spectrum Initiative at the Department of Defense Summit on Monday, October 31, 2005.
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Posted 10-31-2005

Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher Announces Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
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Spectrum Advisory Committee Charter
Spectrum Advisory Committee

The Merger of Telecom and IT: U.S. Innovation Driving Economic Growth: Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher spoke at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2005, on The Merger of Telecom and IT: U.S. Innovation Driving Economic Growth.
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Posted 10-19-2005

On September 27, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration through its Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) awarded an emergency grant to Louisiana Educational Television Authority to fund equipment damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The award will replace a television transmitter at WLPB-TV in Baton Rouge, which is the flagship station of the statewide network. The WLPB-TV transmitter is operating at 20% power due to hurricane damage. With this emergency grant, the transmitter will be replaced to restore full power and enable WLPB-TV to provide educational and public broadcasting services to southeast Louisiana including the city of New Orleans. The grant amount is $283,320, and total project cost is $377,760.

Posted 09-28-2005

FY 2005 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Grants:
$21.4 million in federal PTFP grants will assist public radio, public television and nonbroadcast (distance learning) projects across the country. $11.7 million will go to 33 grantees to assist in the digital conversion of public television facilities; $7.4 million will fund 73 radio grants; $383,000 is for five television equipment replacement grants; $1.5 million is for 11 distance learning grants; and one grant was made to the University of Hawaii for $499,415 for the PEACESAT (Pan Pacific Educational and Cultural Experiments by Satellite) project. The total amount awarded by PTFP in FY 2005 is $21.4 million for 123 grants.
More information and a complete list of the FY 2005 PTFP grant awards are available.

Posted 09-26-2005

Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher spoke on "Broadband over Power Line" at a seminar hosted by Perkins Coie, CLE International and Idacom.
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Posted 09-16-2005

Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher spoke to the Federal Communications Bar Association Rocky Mountain Chapter on "U.S. Innovation: Driving the 21st Century World Economy
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Posted 09-16-2005

Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher spoke to the Cisco Systems U.S. Sales Meeting on "U.S. Innovation: Driving the 21st Century World Economy
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Posted 09-16-2005

Deputy Assistant Secretary John M.R. Kneuer spoke on "NTIA: Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century" at the Law Seminars International Spectrum Management Conference
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Posted 09-16-2005


Statement of NTIA Administrator Michael D. Gallagher On FCC Inquiry into Scope and Impact of Anticompetitive Behaviour by Foreign Carriers on U.S. Consumers
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Posted 08-15-2005

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the FCC's Adoption of Wireline Broadband Internet Access Order
Posted 08-05-2005

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the FCC's Adoption of Advanced Wireless Services Rules
Posted 08-05-2005

Eric R. Stark New Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development: Eric R. Stark of San Mateo, California, has joined NTIA as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development. In this capacity he directs the department that conducts research and analysis and prepares policy recommendations for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Michael D. Gallagher.
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Posted 07-25-2005

Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
: In remarks to the Wireless Communications Association (WCA) on June 30, 2005, Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher announced U.S. principles on the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System.
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Posted 06-30-2005

Wireless Security Forum: NTIA hosts a public wireless security forum titled Pharmers and Spimmers, Hackers and Bluejackers: Combating Wireless Security Threats on July 20, 2005. The forum will focus on existing/potential security vulnerabilities of wireless communications; including the private sector and governmental response to those vulnerabilities.
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Wireless Security Forum
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Posted 06-22-2005

Broadband Deployment in Rural America: Meredith Attwell, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, spoke on "Promoting Broadband Deployment in Rural America" at the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) 2005 Annual Conference in Covington, Kentucky on June 7, 2005.
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Posted 06-08-2005

Commitment to Implementing New Technologies: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher presented the keynote address to the International Telecommunications Union's ITU-R Task Group 1/8 when it met to consider ultrawideband issues on Saturday, May 21st in San Diego, California.
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Posted 05-31-2005

Wireless Innovation and Economic Growth: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "Wireless Innovation: Driving U.S. Economic Growth" at the National Spectrum Managers Association: Spectrum Management 2005 meeting in Arlington, VA, on May 24, 2005.
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Posted 05-26-2005

Top Telecommunications Priorities for 2005: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "Top Priorities for 2005: Insights from the Department of Commerce and FCC" at Law Seminars International in Seattle, WA, on May 20, 2005.
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Posted 05-26-2005

World Radiocommunication Conferences Recommendations: NTIA Report 05-427: Recommendations for Improvement in the United States Preparatory Process for World Radiocommunication Conferences.
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Posted 05-23-2005

Radio Frequency Identification: The Department of Commerce has released an information paper on "Radio Frequency Identification: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation." NTIA participated on the RFID Working Group that developed this paper. The paper can be downloaded in several formats at http://www.technology.gov/reports.htm.
Posted 05-10-2005

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP): Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "VoIP: The Catalyst for Universal, Affordable Broadband Access by 2007" at the Voice on the Net 2005 Spring Conference.
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Posted 03-10-2005

Ultrawideband Interference: NTIA Report TR-05-419: Interference Potential of Ultrawideband Signals Part 1: Procedures to Characterize Ultrawideband Emissions and Measure Interference Susceptibility of C-Band Satellite Digital Television Receivers.
Posted 03-01-2005

Spectrum Management Impact on Innovation and Technology: Deputy Assistant Secretary John M. R. Kneuer spoke on "The President's Spectrum Management Memorandum: Understanding Impacts on Innovation and Technology" at the eGov Wireless/RFID Conference in Washington, DC.
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Posted 02-28-2005

Industry Telecommunications Solutions: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke to the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions Board of Directors Meeting on February 17 in Washington, DC.
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Posted 02-18-2005

Cognitive Radio (CR) Technology: NTIA filed Comments in the FCC's ET Docket No 03-108 proceeding, examining issues related to the development and deployment of cognitive radio (CR) technology.
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Posted 02-16-2005

Repeal of Reimbursements for Spectrum Relocation: Federal Register Notice: Repeal of Mandatory Reimbursement Rules for Frequency Band or Geographic Relocation of Federal Spectrum-Dependent Systems.
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Posted 02-09-2005

On-line Registration for 70-80-90 GHz Bands: NTIA and FCC Launch On-Line Registration for High-Speed Wireless Links Sharing Spectrum in the 70-80-90 GHz Bands.
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Posted 02-08-2005

Federal Rights-of-Way: Senior Advisor Meredith Attwell spoke on "Improving Federal Rights-of-Way Management to Spur Broadband Deployment" at the International Right of Way Association, Washington, DC.
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Posted 02-02-2005

Broadband Deployment in Rural America: Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "Promoting Broadband Deployment in Rural America" on January 12 at the Bucks for Broadband Summit, Frankfort, Kentucky.
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Posted 01-12-2005

NTIA and Federal Agencies Begin to Implement Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century
Posted 01-28-2005

Grant Application for Public Telecommunications: The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) has published a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice detailing the FY 2005 PTFP grant round application requirements and guidelines. The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2005.
Posted 01-27-2005

Auction Process for 90MHz of Spectrum: Press Release: 90 MHz of Spectrum Coming to Market: NTIA Kicks Off Agency Process for 2006 Auction.
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Posted 01-06-2005



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