Tag Archives: NTIA

Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

(NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations establishing and governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP).  The PTFP was a competitive grant program that helped public broadcasting entities, state and local … Continue Reading

NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threats

We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for telecommunications and technology policy. For several years, NTIA has considered important policy issues related to emerging technologies through these “multistakeholder processes,” which bring together industry, public … Continue Reading

Stakeholders Reach Consensus on “Best Practices” for Commercial UAS

Year-long multistakeholder process convened by NTIA produces voluntary standards for protecting privacy in drone use. As we reported last year, at the request of the President, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has been overseeing a multistakeholder process looking toward the development of a set of “best practices” for the commercial and private use … Continue Reading

Stimulus Czars Provide Environmental Guidance, Seek Input on Next Funding Round

In the hope of making Round 2 of the BTOP/BIP process better for everyone than the still on-going Round 1, RUS and NTIA are asking for guidance -- but you'd better act fast, because the window for tossing in your two cents closes on November 30. Meanwhile, the Stimulus Czars have provided some guidance on how applicants should be dealing with environmental and historical preservation questions.… Continue Reading

“Contrarian”? Au Contraire!

We thought that a recent blog headline here captured the essence of our report on an FCC broadband workshop in an attention-getting way. Sure enough, it got the attention of one of the workshop's presenters, who had something to say about our choice of words.… Continue Reading
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