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Press Release: Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration Renews Call for U.S. Business to Prepare to Transition to IPv6: The IPv6 Readiness Tool for Businesses is a comprehensive checklist for businesses preparing to deploy and adopt IPv6. The tool was developed by experts from industry and the Internet technical community in response to a call from U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at an IPv6 workshop hosted by NTIA in September 2010.
 • IPv6 information
Posted April 8, 2011

Federal Register Notice: Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management: NTIA updated the version of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which Federal agencies must comply when requesting use of the radio frequency spectrum. (145 KB PDF file)
April 5, 2011

First Interim Progress Report on the Ten Year Plan and Timetable: This report documents the actions and accomplishments completed in the execution and implementation of the Ten Year Plan to identify and make available 500 megahertz of spectrum for expanded wireless broadband use, and summarizes the actions to date resulting from the recommendations on the Fast Track Study. It covers the period from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. (191KB pdf file)
Posted April 4, 2011

Relocation of Federal Radio Sysytems From the 1710-1755 MHz Spectrum Band: NTIA's fourth annual progress report on Federal agencies' progress in vacating certain wireless communications systems from the 1710 megahertz (MHz) to 1755 MHz radio spectrum that has been reallocated to commercial use. (222KB pdf file)
Posted April 1, 2011

Congressional Testimony: Testimony of Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, on H.R. _____, a Bill to Clarify NTIA and RUS Authority to Return Reclaimed Stimulus Funds to the U.S. Treasury, before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, United States House of Representatives. (60 KB PDF Print Version)
Posted April 1, 2011

Congressional Testimony: Testimony of Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, on Internet privacy policy reform, before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate. (93 KB PDF Print Version)
Posted March 16, 2011

Federal Register Notice: Request for Comments on the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) currently performs the IANA functions, on behalf of the United States Government, through a contract with NTIA. Given the September 30, 2011 expiration of this contract, NTIA is seeking public comment to enhance the performance of the IANA functions in the development and award of a new IANA functions contract. Comments are due on or before March 31, 2011. (62KB PDF file)
Link to Comments Received on IANA Functions
Updated March 4, 2011

Press Release: Commerce's NTIA Unveils National Broadband Map and New Broadband Adoption Survey Results
- National Broadband Map
- National Broadband Map Datasets
Digital Nation - Expanding Internet Usage, NTIA Research Preview (1.7MB)
- Current Population Survey (CPS) Internet Use 2010
Posted February 17, 2011

Presidentís Spectrum Plan Reports:
- Plan and Timetable to Make Available 500 Megahertz of Spectrum for Wireless Broadband: This report outlines the approach that NTIA will take in collaboration with the FCC and Federal agencies to achieve the President’s goal to make 500 megahertz of spectrum available for fixed and mobile wireless broadband within ten years. The report includes a list of bands for consideration under the plan. (956 KB PDF file)
- An Assessment of the Near-Term Viability of Accommodating Wireless Broadband Systems in the 1675-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, 3500-3650 MHz, and 4200-4220 MHz, 4380-4400 MHz Bands: This report presents NTIA’s analysis of bands under a “Fast Track” review.  The report recommends making available, within five years, 115 megahertz (1695-1710 MHz and 3550-3650 MHz) as an important step toward the President’s goal to make 500 megahertz available for wireless broadband within ten years. (7.6 MB PDF file)
- Factsheet (103 KB PDF file)
- NTIA 01/19/2011 Letter to FCC regarding reallocation of 115 megahertz of spectrum currently used by Federal agencies. (814 KB PDF file)
Updated January 19, 2011

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2011, in Washington, DC. (140 KB PDF file)
Meeting Agenda
Draft Incentives Subcommittee Report (453 KB PDF file)
Draft Unlicensed Spectrum Subcommittee Report (550 KB PDF file)
Meeting Webcast Page
Updated January 10, 2011

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Reopening of Application Period: NTIA has reopened the application period for persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters. Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before January 31, 2011. (1.1 MB PDF file)
Posted January 10, 2011



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