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Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives

NTIA launched the Minority Broadband Initiatives (MBI) in 2018 in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to work on solving broadband deployment challenges in vulnerable communities. In August 2021, NTIA established the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives to codify NTIA’s work on the MBI. The OMBI, established within the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, fulfills requirements of the Connecting Minority Communities provisions enacted into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

The OMBI will continue NTIA’s efforts to collaborate with federal agencies; state, local and tribal governments; Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions; and any interested stakeholders to promote initiatives related to expanding connectivity and digital opportunities for anchor communities.


August 2021
Press Release
08/25/2021
Press Release
08/03/2021

June 2021
Press Release
06/15/2021

December 2020
Blog
12/22/2020

October 2020
Other Publication
10/27/2020

August 2020
Speech/Testimony
08/05/2020

July 2020
Blog
07/28/2020

June 2020
Blog
06/29/2020

November 2019
Report
11/15/2019
Speech/Testimony
11/15/2019

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