By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-16-22

Alan Davidson, head of the National Telecommunications & Information Association (NTIA), told Congress Wednesday that closing the digital divide was priority number one for the Biden Administration’s chief communications policy arm.

That is according to his prepared testimony for a House Communications Subcommittee NTIA oversight hearing February 16.  NTIA has been charged with overseeing the vast majority of new broadband subsidies – $48.2 billion, most of which is going to states for their own individual connectivity and uptake efforts.

Davidson said priority number two is ensuring access to spectrum.  NTIA oversees government spectrum users, or what Davidson called a “scarce federal resource.”  » Read More