National Telecommunications and Information Administration
• Asst. Secretary
• Domestic Policy
• Telecom Research
Media & Press
Release: Nursing Homes Residents and P.O. Box
Households Will Be Eligible to Receive DTV Coupons:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez
announced today that residents of licensed nursing
homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living
facilities and households that use a post office
box for mail delivery will be eligible to request
coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program.
The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication
in the Federal Register.
Release: Consumers Urged to Apply for Converter
Box Coupons By Year-End: NTIA announced
today that “over-the-air” television
viewers who want to participate in the TV Converter
Box Coupon Program should apply for coupons before
the end of the year to minimize the chances of
losing TV reception when full-power broadcasters
end analog broadcasts on February 17, 2009. (Print
version Acrobat PDF 25 KB)
Press Release: NTIA Seeks Public Comments
for the Deployment of Security Technology Within the
Internet Domain Name System: NTIA is inviting comments
regarding Domain Name and Addressing System Security
Extensions (DNSSEC) implementation at
the root zone. Comments are due on November
Notice: Meeting on Low-power Television and
Translator Upgrade Program: NTIA will hold
public meetings regarding the implementation of
the Low-power Television Upgrade Program, established
by Section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of
2005. The meetings will be held in Washington D.C.
on October 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time,
and in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2008, at
3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Recent Speeches and Presentations
French-EU Presidency Conference: Internet
of Things - Internet of the Future: Acting Assistant
Secretary Meredith Attwell Baker presented the Plenary
Session Keynote Speech on the overview on the Challenges
of International Cooperation at
the French-EU Presidency Conference: Internet
of Things - Internet of the Future on Tuesday, October
7, 2008, in Nice, France.
Maximum Service Television Conference: Acting
Assistant Secretary Meredith Attwell Baker provides
an update on the TV Converter Box Coupon Program
at the Maximum Service Television (MSTV) 22nd Annual
Fall Television Conference on Monday, September 22,
2008, in Washington, DC.
Unlocking Innovation: Has the Key Been Misplaced? Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, discussed "Unlocking Innovation: Has the Key Been Misplaced?" at the Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Resort, in Aspen, Colorado, on August 17, 2008
Embracing the Future in Telecommunications: Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, discussed "Embracing the Future in Telecommunications" at the National Association of Regulatory and Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings Commissioners Luncheon at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower,in Portland, Oregon, on July 22, 2008
Non-Federal License Applications Being Coordinated with NTIA: Non-federal users can now check the status of their spectrum applications going through coordination with NTIA/IRAC (those for federal/non-federal shared bands). Where NTIA/IRAC has completed its response, the applicant should contact the FCC regarding any further action that may be required concerning the NTIA/IRAC response.
Information on Management of Internet Names and Addresses.
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