Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NTIA Invites Public Comment about Broadband Availability

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently issued a request for comments to seek data on broadband availability, including information about school and student access to broadband. The purpose of the federal inquiry is to “better identify areas that need broadband investments, so that [NTIA] can be sure any taxpayer funds supporting broadband infrastructure achieve the goal of ensuring connectivity to all Americans.” The intent is also to “identify gaps in broadband availability that can be used to improve policymaking and inform public investments.”

Comments are due no later than July 16, and may be submitted by email to mappingrfc@ntia.doc.gov.