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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)
Statement on NTIA Selection of 1755-1850 MHz Band for Detailed Analysis
Updated February 1, 2011

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons, Possible Wireless Technology Solutions: NTIA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has identified and evaluated several technology solutions that can be used in a prison environment, including jamming, managed access, and detection techniques. This report presents a comprehensive overview and evaluation of those technologies. (1.1 MB PDF file) For further information, please see NTIA's Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons page.
Posted December 29, 2010

Internet Policy Task Force Green Paper: Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework: This report recommends consideration of a new framework for addressing online privacy issues in the United States. (1.0 MB PDF file)
Posted December 16, 2010

BTOP Grant Awards Overview Report: This report includes statistical information about the BTOP program, including where to find information about all projects awarded. NTIA believes that BTOP projects, brought to their conclusion, will serve as models for future investments that will further accelerate and expand access to and adoption of broadband across America. (7.4 MB PDF file)
Posted December 14, 2010

Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States: A Report Prepared by the Economics and Statistics Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. (4.2 MB PDF file)
- The Census Bureau's October 2009 data file and survey instrument are posted at (scroll down to "CPS Supplement," specifically the October 2009 Internet and Computer Use Data File and Data Dictionary).
Updated November 9, 2010

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Testing and Evaluation Report: ICANN and VeriSign agreed to document and evaluate all DNSSEC testing and implementation efforts taken at the authoritative root zone and have submitted a final report to NTIA. (145 KB PDF file)
Posted June 7, 2010

NTIA has received the report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group, "Youth Safety on a Living Internet" (2.42 MB PDF file)
Posted June 4, 2010

Contraband Cellphone Related Reports
  -   NTIA Report TR-10-466 (May 2010), Emission Measurements of a Cellular and PCS Jammer at a Prison Facility (3.3MB pdf file)
  -   NTIA Technical Memorandum 10-468 (May 2010), Initial Assessment of the Potential Impact From a Jamming Transmitter on Selected In-Band and Out-of-Band Receivers (1.6MB pdf file)
  -   NTIA Report TR-10-465 (February 2010), Emission Measurement Results for a Cellular and PCS Signal-Jamming Transmitter
Posted May 2010

Third Annual Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) Progress Report on Federal agenciesí progress in removing wireless communications systems from radio spectrum that has been reallocated to commercial use. (Acrobat PDF 638 KB)
Posted April 13, 2010

Outside the Box - The Digital TV Converter Box Coupon Program: This report describes the challenges NTIA faced in administering the TV Converter Coupon Program and the solutions developed to address those issues. (Acrobat PDF 1.5 MB)
Posted April 8, 2010

NTIA filed comments on behalf of the U.S. government in response to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) proposals on Domain Name System (DNS) security, stability and resiliency. (Acrobat PDF 498 KB)
Posted March 31, 2010

DIGITAL NATION: 21st Century Americaís Progress Towards Universal Broadband Internet Access: NTIA's report on U.S. broadband Internet connectivity based on a survey of over 50,000 households commissioned by NTIA and conducted by the United States Census Bureau.
- Report (PLEASE NOTE: This document was edited on 02-18-2010 to correct typographical errors in Figures 12, 14, and 16.) (PDF Print Version 1.3 MB)
- Current Population Survey (CPS) Internet Use 2009
Posted February 16, 2010

FCC Filing: NTIA, speaking on behalf of the Administration, called on the FCC to use the National Broadband Plan to identify means to promote competition in the broadband Internet access marketplace. (PDF 97 KB)
Posted 01-04-2010

NTIA Federal Register Notices

Online Documents from the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

Spectrum Engineering Reports

FED-STD-1037C: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms

Ordering info for Spectrum Wall Chart

Spectrum Manual (Redbook)

Archive of Reports and Filings 2009

Archive of Reports and Filings 2007 - 2008

Archive of Reports and Filings 2006

Archive of Reports and Filings 2005

Archive of Reports and Filings 2004

Archive of Reports 2000 - 2003

Archive of Reports prior to 2000

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
For NTIA's efforts, visit NTIA: Recovery Act.
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