National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media.

U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet

The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon. Since the Internet was founded, the U.S. has managed the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which oversees the catalog of unique IP addresses that makes the Internet possible.

Privacy Advocate Blasts Government-Hosted Privacy Group

Jeff Chester, Washington's most vocal and relentless privacy advocate, has had enough with the multi stakeholder process hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Your Sluggish WiFi Nightmare Could Soon Come to an End

Anyone who has used WiFi recently doesn't have to be told that WiFi networks, particularly in public hot spots like airports and conferences, can be iffy, depending on how many people go on at the same time. Today, more than 60 percent of mobile data consumption happens on WiFi networks, per Arbitron Mobile. By all forecasts, WiFi demand is only going to explode.

White House Report: Let’s Share The Airwaves

The administration's report on finding new spectrum to feed the public's growing demand for wireless services concludes that the answer lies in spectrum sharing between government and private industry.

Advertisers Seek Answers to Glitch for New Internet Name System

The organization responsible for managing the address system on the Internet has run into a glitch, confirming advertisers' worst fears—that adding hundreds of new top-level domains to the Internet too quickly is foolhardy.

U.S. Puts Icann Policies on Notice

Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, hit a big snag over the weekend—raising questions about its decision to consider adding of hundreds of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to existing ones like .com and .net.