REPORTS AND FILINGS
NTIA filed Reply Comments in WT Docket No. 99-266, Extending Telecommunications Services To Tribal Lands.
NTIA's Report 00-374, "Lower Mississippi River Ports and Waterways Safety System (PAWSS) RF Coverage Test Results" has been posted (.pdf format only).
NTIA filed comments in response to the FCC's IB Docket No. 98-96, on maritime mobile and maritime mobile-satellite radio services.
NTIA filed Reply Comments in response to the FCC's ET Docket 99-255 NPRM, Amendment of Parts 2 and 95 of the Commission's Rules to Create a Wireless Medical Telemetry Service.
How Access Benefits Children: Connecting Our Kids to the World of Information profiles eleven TIIAP projects and shows how young people across America are using the Internet and other information age tools.
On behalf of the Administration, NTIA filed a letter to the FCC on implementation of Enhanced 911 (E911) calling for commercial mobile wireless devices (CC Docket No. 94-102, RM-8143).
NTIA filed Ex Parte Comments dealing with unbundled network elements (UNEs)in the FCC's CC Docket No. 96-98 proceeding on Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and CC Docket No. 95-185 on Interconnection between Local Exchange Carriers and Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers.
Posted 08-03-99NTIA filed reply comments in the FCC's IB Docket No. 99-81, Establishment of Policies and Service Rules for the Mobile Satellite Service in the 2 GHz Band. (WordPerfect version)
Posted 07-26-99NTIA filed reply comments in the FCC's proceeding, Amendment of Parts 2 and 25 to Implement the Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS) Memorandum of Understanding and Arrangements (IB Docket No. 99-67, RM No. 9165) (WordPerfect version)
Posted 07-23-99Department of Commerce response to letter from the Honorable Tom Bliley regarding DNS issues.
Posted 07-08-99Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide has been released. This is the third report in the Falling Through the Net series on the telecommunications and information technology gap in America.
Posted 07-08-99NTIA filed comments at the Federal Communications Commission in IB Docket No. 99-81 and RM-9328 on efforts to provide additional spectrum allocations for the development of mobile satellite services.
Posted 06-24-99NTIA filed comments in IB Docket No. 99-67 and NPRM 9165 on efforts to implement the international Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite Memorandum of Understanding.
Posted 06-23-99U.S. Preliminary Views on World Radio Communication Conference (WRC-2000) and additional U.S. proposals for WRC-2000 have been posted.
Posted 06-11-99NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in CC Docket No. 98-147, Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability.
Posted 05-07-99NTIA Report 99-362, Evaluation of Marine VHF Radios: Performance in the Savannah, Ga. and New Orleans, La. Port Areas, and Report 99-363, Evaluation of Marine VHF Radios: Compliance to IEC Receiver Standards, are available for viewing in Adobe Acrobat format.
Posted 04-20-99NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in CC Docket No. 98-170 expressing support for the Commission's Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format proceeding.
Posted 04-13-99NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in CC Docket No. 96-45 (Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service), encouraging the Commission to adopt a requirement that all schools and libraries that receive Federal E-rate funds certify that they will implement acceptable use policies before such funds are awarded to them.
Posted 04-08-99NTIA filed Reply Comments in the FCC's WT Docket No. 96-86 Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Public Safety Agency Communication Requirements.
NTIA filed ex parte comments in the FCC's MM Docket No. 91-221 and MM Docket No. 98-35 on Broadcast Ownership Rules.
Posted 02-12-99NTIA filed an Ex Parte Letter in CS Docket No. 98-201, RM No. 9335, RM No. 9345, regarding the definition of "over-the-air signal of grade B intensity" for purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act.
Posted 01-29-99NTIA filed Comments in the FCC's WT Docket No. 96-86, Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Public Safety Agency Communication Requirements Through the Year 2010.
Posted 01-19-99NTIA filed an Ex Parte letter with the FCC on "Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability, CC Docket No. 98-147."
Posted 01-11-99NTIA Special Publication 98-39, Identification of Alternate Bands, Response to Title III of The Balanced Budget Act Of 1997 has been released (in .pdf format). The report documents the negative impact if the FCC identifies certain spectrum for competitive bidding, and proposes alternative spectrum.
Posted 11-18-98NTIA made a letter filing with the FCC on Tariffing of Digital Subscriber Line Services, CC Docket Nos. 98-79, 98-103, 98-161, and 98-165.
Posted 10-27-98NTIA has posted the 1998 release of the Minority Commercial Broadcast Ownership in the United States report.
Posted 10-16-98NTIA released Safety Nets: Protecting Lives and Property in the Information Age, a report on using information technologies to enhance public safety.
Posted 10-01-98NTIA filed a letter in FCC RM No. 98-9335, Definition of an Over-the-Air Signal of Grade B Intensity for Purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act.
Posted 09-04-98NTIA has posted its comprehensive 1991 spectrum policy study, "U.S. Spectrum Management Policy: Agenda for the Future", which still serves as a resource for understanding spectrum management issues.
Posted 08-03-98NTIA has issued an update to its July 1995 Falling Through the Net report. Falling Through the Net II analyzes telephone and computer penetration rates with regard to race, income, and other demographic characteristics.
Posted 07-28-98Secretary of Commerce Daley and Attorney General Reno filed a joint letter to the FCC on "Required Consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and Attorney General in WT Docket No. 96-86."
Posted 07-22-98NTIA, on behalf of the Administration, sent a letter to the FCC offering some guiding principles on a soon to be initiated inquiry, mandated by section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act), into the deployment of advanced telecommunications capabilities.
Posted 07-17-98Statement of Policy on the Management of Internet Names and Addresses.
Posted 06-05-98NTIA filed a letter in CC Docket No. 96-45 on behalf of the Clinton Administration in response to questions raised in the Report to Congress, dated May 8, 1998, regarding universal service support mechanisms.
Posted 05-21-98NTIA's letter filing in WT Docket No. 96-86, Establishment of Rules and Requirements for Priority Access Service.
Posted 05-20-98NTIA's Office of Spectrum Management released its Radio Astronomy Spectrum Planning Options Report (NTIA Special Publication 98–35).
Posted 04-17-98NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in CC Docket No. 96-45, Report to Congress on Universal Service under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Posted 04-09-98NTIA's Office of Spectrum Management has released the Spectrum Reallocation Report (NTIA Special Pub.98-36) in response to Title III of The Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The report is in Adobe Acrobat format.
Posted 02-09-981/30/98 Discussion Draft -- A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET NAMES AND ADDRESSES. This paper concerns ways to improve technical management of the Internet Domain Name System, and is a proposed rule of the Department of Commerce. This same document will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.
Posted 01-30-98NTIA and the Department of Commerce have released a Discussion Draft, "Elements of Effective Self-Regulation for Protection of Privacy." The document outlines preliminary views on self-regulation and the actions that the private sector can take in order to meet an acceptable level of privacy protection.
Posted 01-27-98NTIA filed a letter with the FCC opposing US WEST's petition in US West, Inc. and Continental Cablevision, Inc., Request for Further Extension of Special Relief, File No. CSR-4788-X.
Posted 01-27-98NTIA filed Comments in the FCC's WT Docket No. 96-86 proceeding, Development of Operational, Technical and Spectrum Requirements For Meeting Federal, State and Local Public Safety Agency Communication Requirements Through the Year 2010.
Posted 12-24-97NTIA filed a letter with the FCC commenting on "Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market, IB Docket No. 97-142."
Posted 11-05-97NTIA's Office of Spectrum Management released a report, Assessment of Compatibility Between 25 and 12.5 kHz Channelized Marine VHF Radios. The report supports a proposal the U.S. plans to submit at the 1997 World Radio Conference (WRC -97) to permit narrowbanding the maritime mobile VHF band.
Posted 10-29-97NTIA filed comments in the FCC's ET Docket 97-157 proceeding, Reallocation of Television Channels 60-69, 766-806 MHz Band. NTIA strongly supported the recommendations of the PSWAC Final Report regarding the reallocation of spectrum within television channels 60 to 69 to meet the short-term needs of the public safety community.
Posted 09-15-97The Final US Proposals for the World Radiocommunication Conference 97 (WRC-97) have been released in MS Word format (648 kbytes). The files will be available in HTML format at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/wrc97.html when the conversion is completed.
Posted 09-08-97(NTIA) has received a new supply of Privacy and Self-regulation in the Information Age, (still available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/privacy/privacy_rpt.htm as well), a report containing a collection of papers from recognized experts that explore the extent to which industry self-regulation can be effective in reducing the risks information technologies pose for individual privacy. The papers address the benefits, challenges, and limitations of self-regulatory privacy regimes.
Posted 08-25-97The Commerce Department's request for comments on the current and future system(s) for the registration of Internet domain names received approximately 500 public responses by the August 18 deadline. All comments received to date are posted on this website at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname.htm. Information on further activities in this proceeding will be posted here.
Posted 08-25-97The Department of Justice and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration jointly submitted a letter to the FCC on the issues of statutory interpretation and long-run competition policy raised by a Petition by the Roseville Cable Company (CSR-4869-B).
Posted 08-25-97A report by NTIA's Spectrum Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) summarizes and discusses policy considerations that are relevant to the transfer of radio spectrum from Federal Government to the private sector and/or sharing of Federal Government spectrum with private sector users. This report is the result of the SPAC's efforts to study and advise the NTIA on the problems inherent in recent loss of government spectrum. The report is not a publication of the NTIA, but is intended as advice to the NTIA and other bodies governing the use of the radio communications spectrum.
Posted 08-20-97The latest revision to the NTIA "Manual of Regulations & Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management" (including May 1997 Revisions) has been posted.
Posted 08-20-97NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in RM 9101, in which petitioners ask the Commission to establish nationwide performance standards for the operations support systems (OSS) that incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) make available to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs).
Posted 08-13-97The NTIA filed a letter with the FCC on August 5th concerning Southwestern Bell's petition for a stay of the FCC's May 8th Universal Service Order.
Posted 08-06-97On July 31, Larry Irving sent a letter to the FCC regarding the political editorial and personal attack rules in GN Docket No. 83-484.
Posted 08-05-97NTIA posted an overview and User's Guide to the FCC's universal service order that was released in May. The Guide, which is geared towards ultimate users of the Universal Service Fund, provides eligibility information and planned starting dates for different categories of assistance. (Press Release)
Posted 07-18-97The White House released A Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. The Framework establishes a set of principles to guide policy development, outlines the Administration positions on a number of key issues related to electronic commerce, and provides a road map for international negotiations, where appropriate. It also identifies which government agencies will take the lead in implementing this work.
Posted 07-01-97On June 19, NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in CS Docket No. 97-55 asking on behalf of the Administration for a postponement in the scheduled "En Banc Hearing on Industry Proposal for Rating Video Programming and On "V-Chip" Technology." Vice President Gore issued a statement as well.
Posted 06-20-97The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released Privacy and Self-regulation in the Information Age, a report containing a collection of papers from recognized experts that explore the extent to which industry self-regulation can be effective in reducing the risks information technologies pose for individual privacy. The papers address the benefits, challenges, and limitations of self-regulatory privacy regimes.
NTIA filed a letter offering its views on changes in the Commission's local television ownership rules (MM Docket No. 91-221, MM Docket No. 94-150).
NTIA on behalf of the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the United States Trade Representative, filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (RE: Application of MCI Telecommunications Corporation for Authority to Construct, Launch and Operate a Direct Broadcast Satellite System at 110º W.L.).
Posted 05-05-97A joint letter filing by the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Health and Human Services with the FCC was made on April 29 in CC Docket No. 96-45, Rural Health Care issues.
Posted 04-29-96NTIA filed letter comments with the Federal Communications Commission in CC Docket No. 96-262, Access Charge Reform.
Posted 04-24-97NTIA filed letter comments with the FCC in CC Docket No. 96-45, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service
Posted 04-24-97NTIA filed Reply Comments in IB Docket 96-261, International Settlement Rates.
Posted 04-01-97NTIA filed Reply Comments in CC Docket 96-115, Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) and Other Customer Information
Posted 03-28-97The Telemedicine Report to Congress is now available in hardcopy through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
The sales office is at : 703-487-4650
The report number is: PB97 141030
The title is the: Telemedicine Report to the Congress, US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Price is $47.00 plus $4.00 shipping.
On February 7, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of State, and the Department of Commerce filed a joint letter supporting the FCC's goals and objectives in the International Settlement Rates Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), IB Docket No. 96-261.
On February 21, NTIA filed a letter to the FCC in MM Docket No. 87-268, Advanced Television Systems and Their Impact Upon the Existing Television Broadcast Service.
The Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the Telemedicine Report to Congress. NTIA staff made major contributions to the preparation of this report.
NTIA filed Reply Comments in CC Docket 96-45, In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service. NTIA commended the Joint Board on Universal Service's recommended decision for universal service while suggesting several modifications to its current recommendations.
FED-STD-1037C, Glossary of Telecommunications Terms, has been published. The hypertext Glossary was developed by NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences.
NTIA Special Pub 96-322, High Frequency (3-30 MHz) Spectrum Planning Options, has been released. As part of NTIA's Strategic Spectrum Planning Program, the report examines additional HF spectrum requirements for the maritime mobile, aeronautical mobile, mobile, amateur, and broadcasting services. The report is available in both HTML and WP 6.1 formats.
NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in MM Docket No. 87-268, Technical Standards for Digital Television, applauding the broadcasting, consumer electronics, and computer industries for reaching a compromise regarding technical standards for digital television sets.
NTIA filed Further Comments in CC Docket 96-45, In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service. NTIA's filing addresses the E-Rate proposal.
NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in IB Docket No. 96-111, Amendment of Regulatory Policies to Allow Non-U.S. Licensed Space Stations to Provide Domestic and International Service in the United States.
NTIA Reply Comments in ET Docket 96-102, In re Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Provide for Unlicensed NII/SUPERNet Operations in the 5 GHz Frequency Range. 08-14-96
NTIA letter to FCC urging denial of a petition by the America's Carriers Telecommunication Association (ACTA) to regulate Internet software firms.
Posted 04-19-96NTIA removes Federal government's primary status on 220-222 MHz spectrum and recommends ways to improve spectrum auction. (Press Release)
Posted 04-17-96NTIA's Reply Comments in CC Docket No. 95-115, Amendment of the Commission's Rules and Regulations to Increase Subscribership and Usage of the Public Switched Network. (ASCII version)
Posted 04-01-96The National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council's Kickstart Initiative is available through the Benton Foundation's Home Page. NIIAC's Final Report, A Nation Of Opportunity, is also available.
Posted 02/13/96Ordering Information for the new Tables of Frequency Allocations and Other Extracts from GPO.
Posted 10/31/95NTIA released the Land Mobile Spectrum Planning Options report on 10/19/95.
Posted 10-25-95NTIA released its report Privacy and the NII: Safeguarding Telecommunications-Related Personal Information. The HTML version is a 150K file and the ASCII version is a 143K file. PRESS RELEASE contains hard copy ordering information.
Posted 10/23/95A report prepared by NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, The Survey of Rural Information Infrastructure Technologies, was released on October 12. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the availability of telecommunications technologies that can be deployed economically in rural areas. The report is available in several formats. A pointer to the Adobe Acrobat reader is also provided.
Posted 10/12/95The Report by the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group of the Information Infrastructure Task Force's Information Policy Committee is available as a 570 K ASCII file and in PDF format on the World-Wide Web site of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov.
Posted 09-05-95NTIA released Falling Through the Net at the summer meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Falling Through the Net is a study of telephone penetration and computer and modem ownership and use. (26K ASCII Text) Tables for the Falling Through the Net study are available in both HTML fomat (48K file) and a 25K PKZIP'ed WordPerfect file.
Posted 08/01/95Connecting the Nation: Libraries, and Health Care Organizations in the Information Age was released by NTIA on June 28, at its Special Forum with the Non-Profit Community. (HTML version is 130K. ASCII is 84K)
Posted 06/28/95The Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF) published THE GLOBAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE: AGENDA FOR COOPERATION.
The Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF), Information Policy
Committee, Privacy Working Group has released the Final Version of Privacy
and the NII: Principles for Providing and Using Personal Information.
NTIA staff made major contributions to the development of this document.