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Notice of a Grant With the Public Broadcasting Service
Document Number: 2010-10923
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces its intent to award a grant to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a private, nonprofit corporation whose members are America's public television stations. The PBS mission is to acquire and distribute quality children's, cultural, educational, history, nature, news, public affairs and science television programming and related services to 356 noncommercial stations serving all 50 states and the U.S. territories through a satellite interconnection system. This grant will support development of the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), a national system to distribute emergency alert messages to the American public via commercial mobile service (CMS) devices (e.g., cellular telephones).
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9563
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9561
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2010-9450
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks public comment from all Internet stakeholders, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy. The Department also seeks to understand whether current privacy laws serve consumer interests and fundamental democratic values. After analyzing the comments responding to this Notice, the Department intends to issue a report, which will contribute to the Administration's domestic policy and international engagement in the area of Internet privacy.
Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2010-8681
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the International Trade Administration (ITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting on May 7, 2010, to discuss the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: 2010-6558
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA announces that the new application closing deadline for the electronic submission of CCI projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 26, 2010.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: New Closing Date
Document Number: 2010-6044
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby announces that it will re-open the solicitation for Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) applications until Thursday, April 22, 2010, to accommodate the increase in digital power levels of radio stations, as allowed by the provisions of the January 29, 2010, Order announced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).\1\
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: 2010-5890
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law No. 111-117, the U.S. Department of Commerce announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program. Projects funded pursuant to this Notice are intended to support the PEACESAT Program's acquisition of satellite communications to service Pacific Basin communities and to manage the operations of this network. Applications for the PEACESAT Program grant will compete for funds from the Public Broadcasting, Facilities, Planning and Construction Funds account.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: 2010-4777
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA announces that the closing deadline for the submission of applications for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 26, 2010. There are no changes to the application filing window for Public Computer Center (PCC) and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3151
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters.
Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: 2010-2968
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby makes certain changes to its regulations, which relate to the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, the NTIA updates 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.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: 2010-2967
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the collection of information contained in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Broadband Opportunities Program (BTOP) published on January 22, 2010.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: 2010-1097
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA announces general policy and application procedures for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP or Program) that the agency established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). BTOP provides grants for deploying broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the United States, enhancing broadband capacity at public computer centers, and promoting sustainable broadband adoption projects. In facilitating the expansion of broadband communications services and infrastructure, BTOP advances the objectives of the Recovery Act to spur job creation and stimulate long-term economic growth and opportunity.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2010-453
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On December 2, 2009, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the closing date for receipt of applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). NTIA now announces that $18 million has been appropriated for fiscal year (FY) 2010 grants.
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 2010-232
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
Call for Applications: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-31384
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Call for Applications for the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-31384
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two-year terms. This Notice reopens the application period announced in the Federal Register on May 6, 2009 (the May Notice) in order to identify additional candidates who may provide balance in terms of points of view, as well as diversity, to the committee. Any applicant who provided NTIA with the requested materials in response to the May Notice will be considered for appointment and need not resubmit materials, although they are permitted to supplement their applications with new or additional information.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: E9-28886
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Document Number: E9-28738
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Further Continuing Appropriations, 2010, Division B of Pub. L. No. 111-88, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) for fiscal year (FY) 2010.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-28072
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters.
Broadband Initiatives Program and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-27359
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
RUS and NTIA announce the release of a joint Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on certain issues relating to the implementation of the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). This is the second joint RFI that the agencies have issued since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), which established these broadband initiatives. The input the agencies expect to receive from this process is intended to inform the second round of funding. In particular, the agencies seek to gather information that will help them improve the broadband programs by enhancing the applicant experience and making targeted revisions to the first Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), if necessary.
Broadband Data Transparency Workshop
Document Number: E9-25447
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a public meeting regarding data related to broadband Internet access that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research.
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: E9-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
National Environmental Policy Act-Categorical Exclusions covering the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
Document Number: E9-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) publishes these Categorical Exclusions (CEs) of actions that the agency has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and thus, should be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act. These CEs are intended to cover only the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-24445
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters.
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: E9-21797
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide clarification regarding the period of performance for awards under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program as set forth in the Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications (NOFA) published on July 8, 2009.
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: E9-21604
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Application Form
Document Number: E9-21121
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Broadband Initiatives Program; Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
RUS and NTIA announce additional measures to ensure that any pending electronic applications experiencing difficulties uploading attachments into the Easygrants[reg] System for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) can be submitted by the extended application deadline of August 20, 2009. The Easygrants[reg] System will not accept applications after 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 20, 2009. In order to ensure that all pending electronic applications experiencing difficulties uploading attachments can be completed, the core application must be electronically submitted using the Easygrants[reg] System by 5 p.m. ET on August 20, 2009. The extension described herein pertains only to the attachments listed in the ``Uploads Checklist'' of the ``Uploads'' page of the Easygrants[reg] System, including documents submitted as Supplemental Information. The core application is defined as all fields and questions in the application, not including the attachments listed in the ``Uploads Checklist'' of the ``Uploads'' page. Any attachments that the applicant is unable to upload to the Easygrants[reg] System must be submitted by August 24, 2009, using one of the following methods of delivery: hand-delivery, overnight express, or regular mail.
Broadband Initiatives Program; Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-19750
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Rin 0660-Za28
RUS and NTIA announce that the application closing deadline for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 20, 2009, for any electronic applications pending as of 5 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009. There are no changes to the filing instructions for paper applications.
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: E9-19326
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to provide clarification of the information requirements for State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program awardees stated in the Notice of Funds Availability and Solicitation of Applications (Notice) published on July 8, 2009.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-16904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collection of information requirements contained a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) published on July 9, 2009.
Broadband Initiatives Program
Document Number: E9-16268
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
RUS and NTIA announce general policy and application procedures for broadband initiatives established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). RUS is establishing the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) which may extend loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. NTIA is establishing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which makes available grants for deploying broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas in the United States, enhancing broadband capacity at public computer centers, and promoting sustainable broadband adoption projects. In facilitating the expansion of broadband communications services and infrastructure, both programs will advance the objectives of the Recovery Act to spur job creation and stimulate long-term economic growth and opportunity.
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: E9-16103
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to announce the availability of funds pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009), and the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), Title I of Public Law 110-385, 122 Stat. 4096 (Oct. 10, 2008) and to provide guidelines for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (State Broadband Data Program or Program). The State Broadband Data Program is a competitive, merit-based matching grant program that effects the joint purposes of the Recovery Act and the BDIA by funding projects that collect comprehensive and accurate State-level broadband mapping data, develop State-level broadband maps, aid in the development and maintenance of a national broadband map, and fund statewide initiatives directed at broadband planning.
Relocation of Federal Systems in the 1710-1755 MHz Frequency Band: Review of the Initial Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act
Document Number: E9-15870
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on the initial implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA).\1\ The CSEA, which was enacted in 2004, created an innovative funding mechanism allowing Federal agencies to recover the costs of relocating their radio systems from the proceeds of the auction of the radio spectrum vacated. The first auction under the CSEA, that of the 1710- 1755 MHz band, concluded in 2006, providing new opportunities for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1). Over two years into the relocation of Federal systems from this band, NTIA requests information on what implementation steps should be retained as best practices, what lessons have been learned, and what, if any, improvements should be made in future relocations under the CSEA.
Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: E9-15670
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby makes certain changes to its regulations which relate to revisions to and the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, the NTIA updates 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.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-15514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby provides notice that on June 19, 2009, the Secretary of Commerce granted a limited waiver of section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111- 5, 123 Stat. 115, 303 (2009) with respect to certain broadband equipment that will be used in projects funded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
Document Number: E9-14201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On April 24, 2009, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice in the Federal Register on the Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Grant Monitoring
Document Number: E9-13805
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
E-911 Grant Program
Document Number: E9-13206
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This joint Final Rule implements the E-911 grant program authorized under the Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 (ENHANCE 911) Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-494, codified at 47 U.S.C. 942). The Act authorizes grants for the implementation and operation of Phase II enhanced 911 services and for migration to an IP- enabled emergency network. To qualify for a grant, an applicant must submit a State 911 plan and project budget, designate an E-911 coordinator, and certify, among other things, that the State and other taxing jurisdictions within the State have not diverted E-911 charges for any other purpose within 180 days preceding the application date. This Final Rule establishes the requirements an applicant must meet and the procedures it must follow to receive an E-911 grant.
Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting
Document Number: E9-11918
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces the first public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG).
Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program: Notice of Availability of Funds
Document Number: E9-10961
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice to provide the guidelines for the Low- Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program (Upgrade Program) and to announce the availability of approximately $44 million for awards under this program. Upgrade Program funds will be used by eligible low- power television and translator stations to upgrade from analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting. Completed applications for the Priority Round must be received at NTIA no later than 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on July 13, 2009. After August 10, 2009, applications must be received at NTIA by the first business day of each subsequent month as long as funds are available. NTIA will provide updated information on a periodic basis at its website http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ lptv regarding program awards and funds remaining for grants.
Call for Applications for Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-10467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce's 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.
Notice of Availability of a Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program
Document Number: E9-9410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice of availability of a Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The Final FONSI was written to evaluate the environmental impact of the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program.
Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
Document Number: E9-9409
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment regarding the upcoming expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This agreement has been in existence since November 25, 1998, and is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2009.
Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program
Document Number: E9-8989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is withdrawing the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on the implementation of the Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program (Upgrade Program). After reviewing and considering the comments received following two public meetings, the agency has decided not to proceed with regulations to implement the Upgrade Program. NTIA will establish and implement the Upgrade Program through a Notice of Availability of Funds (NOFA) to be published shortly.
Corrections to Part 300, Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: E9-8169
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby makes certain changes regarding the revisions to and the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA adopts certain changes to update 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
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Notice of Availability of Funds
Document Number: E9-8003
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On October 20, 2008, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the closing date for receipt of applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). NTIA now announces that $18 million has been appropriated for fiscal year 2009 grants.
Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Meetings
Document Number: E9-5838
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On February 24, 2009, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing its intention to begin holding meetings on March 2, 2009, in connection with the broadband grant programs described in the Broadband Data Services Improvement Act, Public Law No. 110-385, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law No. 111-5 (collectively, ``Broadband Grant Programs''). This Notice provides clarification regarding those meetings.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Broadband Initiatives
Document Number: E9-5411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Section 6001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The Recovery Act further establishes authority for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to make grants and loans for the deployment and construction of broadband systems. NTIA and RUS will hold a series of public meetings about the new programs beginning on March 16, 2009. In addition to the information received about the new programs during the public meetings, written comments will be accepted through April 13, 2009. Through this notice, guidance is provided as to the matters to be discussed at these public meetings and the categories of information with respect to which interested parties may submit comments.