Policy Positions

White Paper – Tier Flattening

Today NDIA released a new white paper: "Tier Flattening: AT&T and Verizon Home Customers Pay a High Price for Slow Internet". You can read or download a PDF copy at NDIA Tier Flattening July 2018. Summary: In recent years AT&T and Verizon, the nation's two largest...

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NDIA joins call for better Federal broadband data

Ten organizations including NDIA have called on the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to take the lead in creating a new and improved system for gathering national data on broadband access and adoption,...

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Satellite Service is Not Broadband

Recent FCC "Broadband Deployment Report" states 95% of Americans have access to 25/3 broadband. This number is influenced by the inclusion of satellite service as broadband. THIS IS A PROBLEM. The FCC's broadband data has other flaws but their data is one of the few...

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The Quest for Digital Equity

The March issue of Government Technology magazine has some terrific reading, including an article on "The Quest for Digital Equity" that features NDIA's Executive Director on digital equity and digital inclusion.  The article points to the...

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Digital Inclusion Innovators Visit Policymakers

NDIA was originally created to educate policymakers as to the experience and expertise of local digital inclusion programs around the country. In fact, we knew we need to educate policymakers to the very existence of local digital inclusion organizations and digital...

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Guidance: Submit Lifeline Comments to the FCC

NDIA was first organized in 2015 to provide a needed voice for digital inclusion practitioners in the proceeding which led to the FCC's Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order On Reconsideration adopted March 2, 2016 – referred to as the 2016...

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