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Statement of Assistant Secretary Davidson on the FCC’s New Draft Broadband Map
On November 18, 2022, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its new pre-production draft map of broadband availability: 

“For years we’ve struggled to determine the exact contours of the digital divide. The FCC’s new map provides the most precise assessment to date of Internet haves and have-nots. This map is just a first draft, so we encourage consumers, companies, and government leaders to dive into the data and give feedback to the FCC. Together, we can craft a map to guide us to our goal of connecting everyone in America.”
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BEAD & DE Planning Grant Announcements
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced several states have received their first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed Internet service networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative. Each state received their planning grant funding for the Internet for All initiative's Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program and the Digital Equity Act program. Grant awards for all 56 eligible entities will continue to be announced on a rolling basis. Read the latest state announcements on InternetForAll.Gov and linked below: 
CMC Grant Announcements
NTIA recently announced that it has awarded additional grants as part of the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program. The CMC Pilot Program is a $268 million grant program to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for the purchase of broadband internet access service and eligible equipment or to hire and train information technology personnel. Read the latest announcements on InternetForAll.Gov and linked below:

TBCP Grant AnnouncementsNTIA recently announced that it has awarded additional grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, these grants will expand high-speed Internet network deployment and digital skills training to improve access to education, jobs, and healthcare on Tribal lands. Read the latest announcements on InternetForAll.Gov and linked below:
Internet For All Technical Assistance Corner
Technical Assistance Theme of the Month: Permitting
In the month of December, Technical Assistance will focus on permitting. IFA programs emphasize building infrastructure for unserved and underserved communities, which will require permits at the federal, state, and local levels. Each permit is unique in its application process and applicants will need to understand the various permitting requirements and procedures to ensure a streamlined process. 

On December 14, 2022, NTIA hosted a webinar on permitting as it relates to the broadband infrastructure programs. The webinar will provide tips for applicants when applying for permits as well as an overview of policies which streamline the permitting process. NTIA has also released supporting resources on permitting and environmental requirements, including:
Looking Back on Technical Assistance: Affordability
The November Technical Assistance theme highlighted affordability. This included a discussion on affordability requirements during November’s State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN) meeting, as well as a summary of resources on the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for providers and state broadband offices, including:
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Internet For All: Idaho Local Coordination Workshop
The Internet for All: Idaho Local Coordination Workshop held on November 15-16, 2022 in Boise, ID was co-hosted by the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Association of Idaho Cities, Idaho Association of Counties, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Attendees included critical stakeholders from the US, State, Tribal, and local governments; industry; community anchor institutions; and other key partners.   

The Workshop included a keynote address by Governor Brad Little, as well as key updates on the status of the implementation of various Federal Broadband Programs. In addition to several presentations on the challenges and opportunities in Idaho, the multi-day program included solicitation of inputs from the community on broadband planning efforts and office hours with federal representatives from NTIA. 
Informational Webinars
 Internet for All Webinar Series
NTIA’s Internet for All Webinar Series are offered to help you understand the different grant programs, address your questions, and share useful resources. For any questions about our Internet for All Webinar Series, please email  

Introduction to Broadband and High-Speed Internet Webinar Post-Event Materials
On November 30, NTIA held a webinar as part of the Internet for All Webinar Series: Introduction to Broadband and High Speed Internet. The webinar introduced participants broadband and high-speed internet and focused on the basics of broadband policy. Check out our post-event materials:

Permitting 101 Webinar Post-Event Materials
On December 14 at 3:00pm EDT. The webinar focused on permitting as it relates to broadband infrastructure programs. Topics covered included: state, local, and private permitting; pole attachments; conduit access; dig once policies; and NEPA/EHP and BEAD NOFO requirements. Check out our post-event materials:
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NTIA’s Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership Launches New Website
NTIA’s Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership (C-SCRIP) has launched its new website. This updated site is a one-stop shop for resources on improving the security of your organization’s supply chain, both physical and digital. The new site also offers guidance to help you defend your networks against ransomware attacks, lists free training sessions and events, and offers a way to sign-up for the bi-monthly C-SCRIP Update.
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NTIA’s Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund Publishes Request for Comment
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is requesting comment on the implementation of the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, as directed by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. Through this Notice and Request for Comment (Notice), NTIA seeks broad input and feedback from all interested stakeholders—including private industry, academia, civil society, and other experts—on this grant program to support the promotion and deployment of open, interoperable, and standards-based radio access networks (RAN). Submit written comments on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 2023.
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News & Updates
  • NTIA calls for tough new privacy rules - NTIA
  • Comments of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Regarding Commercial Surveillance - NTIA
  • U.S. to spend $1.5 billion to jumpstart alternatives to Huawei- Axios

  • FCC Opens Affordable Connectivity Program Pilot Funding Opportunity - FCC
  • FCC Releases New National Broadband Maps - FCC
  • WCB Announces Application Window for ACP Pilot Programs - FCC
  • FCC Requires Broadband Providers To Display Labels to Help Consumers - FCC
  • FCC Announces Nearly $84 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding - FCC

  • Ensuring Tribal Communities Have the Resources Needed for Economic Growth - DOC
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates the Anniversary of the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act - DOC

State & Local News
  • California: California Creates 17,000 Infrastructure Jobs with Support from the Biden Administration - Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Florida: Bilirakis wants residents to view broadband maps and report errors - Citrus County Chronicle
  • Hawaii: Hawaii Needs Your Help: Check Out New Internet Service Maps And Report Errors - Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Maine: Remote Maine County Will Help Launch National Digital Navigators Corps - The Daily Yonder
  • Maryland: Maryland STEM Festival takes on digital equity during Baltimore panel - Technically
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority Announces Partnership with Penn State Extension to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet - DCED PA
  • Washington: Senator Murray Announces Over $8 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband Access in Washington state - U.S. Senator Patty Murray
  • Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and Recollection Wisconsin kick off Digital Equity Project work - Digital Public Library of America

Tribal News
  • Revitalizing Indigenous Connections: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2022 - U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Alaska: Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud An Additional $135.9 Million in Broadband Investment for Alaska - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Alaska: NANA Awarded $68.5 Million Grant to Provide High-speed Internet to Remote Alaska Villages - Alaska Native News
  • Arizona: In the Grand Canyon, the Havasupai Tribe prepares to build better connections to the world - AZ Central
  • New York: Shinnecock get $8.2M grant to build new broadband network - Newsday
  • South Dakota: South Dakota tribe awarded $2.6 million for high-speed Internet access - SDPB
  • Virginia: Federal grants help Virginia tribal nations get better access to high-speed Internet - The Virginian-Pilot
  • Virginia: Federal grant ensures “Internet for All” in Pamunkey Tribal Nation - ABC8 News
 NTIA's BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and digital inclusion across America. In this role, BroadbandUSA serves state and local government, industry non-profits, and community organizations that share the commitment to achieving Internet For All.

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