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Global need for infrastructure (of all types) is expected to grow between 2010 and 2030 to reach more than $53 trillion. The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its International Trade Administration (ITA), will work to insure U.S. industry successfully bids on more international procurements around the world.

As for our information infrastructure, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) administers grant programs that further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies in America, laying the groundwork for sustainable economic growth; improved education, public safety, and health care; and the advancement of other national priorities. NTIA has overseen an investment of approximately $4 billion in projects throughout the United States to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers, encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service, and promote statewide broadband planning and data collection activities.

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