National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration
) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce
that serves as the President
's principal adviser on telecommunications
policies pertaining to the United States
' economic and technological advancement and to regulation of the telecommunications industry.
Among its stated goals are:
- Working to ensure that all Americans have affordable phone and cable service.
- Helping to bring the benefits of advanced telecommunications technologies to millions of Americans in rural and underserved urban areas through its information infrastructure grants.
- Providing the hardware that enables public radio and television broadcasters to extend and maintain the reach of their programming.
- Advocating competition and liberalization of telecommunications policies around the world.
- Participating in international government-to-government negotiations to open markets for U.S. companies.
- Negotiating with foreign governments to ensure adequate spectrum for national defense, public safety, and U.S. business needs.
- Promoting efficient use of federal radio spectrum and encouraging the development and implementation of new and emerging telecommunications technologies.
- Performing long-term research to explore uses of higher frequency spectrum.
- Working with Federal, state, and local public safety agencies to address future spectrum requirements.