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Publications

National Spectrum Strategy (PDF)

November 13, 2023
The Strategy reflects collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), recognizing the FCC’s unique responsibilities with respect to non-Federal uses of spectrum, and coordination with other Federal departments and agencies (referred to collectively here as “agencies”). In carrying out this task, NTIA conducted extensive public outreach through a request for comment, two public listening sessions, two Tribal Nation consultations, and one-on-one meetings with stakeholders. NTIA has made this information, as well as supplemental comments filed by stakeholders, publicly available. NTIA also sought and received written comments and guidance from Federal agencies and hosted a Government-only listening session to gather additional feedback. The result is a comprehensive strategy to modernize spectrum policy and make the most efficient use possible of this vital national resource to enhance the quality of life for all Americans. This Strategy will expand access to advanced wireless broadband networks and technologies, whether terrestrial-, airspace-, satellite- or space-based, for all Americans. And it will drive technological innovation (including innovative spectrum sharing technologies); boost U.S. industrial competitiveness; protect the security of the American people; foster scientific advancements; promote digital equity and inclusion; and maintain U.S. leadership in global markets for wireless equipment and services, as well as innovative spectrum-sharing technologies—all essential priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

Open RAN Security Report

May 22, 2023

At the May 2023 Leaders' Summit, the Quad welcomed a new in-depth report outlining cybersecurity considerations associated with using Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) as an approach to developing network architecture. The report demonstrates that Open RAN offers important cybersecurity advantages, that risks sometimes attributed to Open RAN are common to traditional RAN deployments as well, and that these risks can be mitigated and managed through the recommendations presented in the report.

Annual Report on the Status of Spectrum Repurposing and Other Initiatives

May 12, 2023

This report provides a snapshot of the considerable efforts of NTIA, the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agency partners to repurpose radio frequency spectrum – either on an exclusive or shared use basis – to support commercial wireless services and applications such as 5G wireless connectivity. It highlights spectrum-related activities through the end of 2021.

2022 Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth Annual Report

May 08, 2023
The 2022 OICG Annual Report is the second annual report prepared under the ACCESS BROADBAND Act. This report provides an overview of the work accomplished by OICG across its core responsibilities over the prior year as it administers the federal broadband grant programs of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and NTIA’s broadband technical assistance programs that facilitate access to affordable, high-speed Internet service.

2022 Federal Broadband Funding Report: Investing in Internet for All

May 08, 2023
The 2022 Federal Broadband Funding Report summarizes and analyzes FY21 data collected from across the federal government. Broadband funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was appropriated in FY22 and will be included as part of the 2023 Report. Due to the data collection timeline, Federal Broadband Funding Reports currently report on the previous fiscal year rather than the fiscal year they are released in. To accompany this report, NTIA developed a consolidated data dashboard to assist in the analysis and reporting for FY21 federal broadband investments. The full dashboard with comprehensive filters and data extract capabilities is below, links to the report data in Infogram®, a data visualization and infographics platform.

An Analysis of Aggregate CBRS SAS Data from April 2021 to January 2023

May 01, 2023

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band at 3550–3700 MHz was authorized for shared commercial use in the United States (established June 23, 2015) through the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). One unique aspect of CBRS was the introduction of Dynamic Protection Areas (DPAs) in which commercial entrants could dynamically share the spectrum with protected incumbents.

Comments of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Regarding Commercial Surveillance

November 22, 2022

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) called for new limits on the ways in which companies can collect or use personal information in comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is seeking comment on whether it should implement new trade regulation rules on companies’ data collection and sales practices.

Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act Annual Progress Report for 2021

October 19, 2022

NTIA submitted this report to Congress on October 14, 2022 pursuant to Section 207 of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA), Title II of Pub. L. 108-494.  As authorized by the CSEA, the Spectrum Relocation Fund (SRF) provides a centralized and streamlined funding mechanism through which federal agencies can recover the costs associated with relocating their radio communications systems or sharing spectrum reallocated and authorized to be auctioned for commercial purposes.