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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue

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Thank you all for being here today. As you know, the Biden Administration is investing unprecedented resources in Puerto Rico’s economic growth through many of your agencies, and we are committed to working closely with partners across the archipelago—in communities and in the government, non-profit, and private sectors—to ensure growth is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.  Hurricane Fiona...

Biden-Harris Administration Awards $5.5 Million to Rhode Island in ‘Internet for All’ Planning Grants

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Rhode Island received its first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed Internet networks and developing digital skills training programs under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative. Rhode Island is receiving $5,506,100.07 in funding from the Bipartisan...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $224 Million in High-Speed Internet Grants for Tribal Lands

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 18 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). These new grants, totaling $224,479,717.83, bring the total of the program to $1.5 billion awarded to 112 Tribal entities. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates the Anniversary of the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): “A year ago today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a transformative investment that is already helping grow our economy and benefiting American...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Appoints Renee Gordon as FirstNet Authority Board Member

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of Renee Gordon, Director of the City of Alexandria’s Department of Emergency Communications, to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Gordon will serve as one of 12 non-permanent members selected by the Department of Commerce. Three permanent seats are occupied by the Attorney...

Biden-Harris Administration Releases New Framework for Diverse, High-Paying Telecom Jobs

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new Workforce Planning Guide for states and territories to use when planning high-speed Internet deployment projects. The high-speed Internet deployment and digital equity projects funded through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative will create over 150,000 of good...

Statement from Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves Regarding Extending “Internet for All” Middle Mile Program Filing Deadline for Eligible Entities in Puerto Rico

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In light of President Biden’s declaration of emergency for Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information has temporarily waived the deadline for eligible entities to apply for funding from NTIA’s Middle Mile Grant Program for projects that would build high-speed Internet infrastructure in Puerto Rico. The new deadline for such...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the AmCham Romania Celebration

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Thank you, President Simion, for that introduction. Thank you to Charge d’Affaires Muniz, President of the Senate Gorghiu, Deputy Prime Minister Grindeanu, Deputy General Secretary Geoana, Under Secretary Fernandez, Honorable Ministers and Mayors, and all our distinguished guests for joining us. And thank you to AmCham Romania for organizing today’s event. AmChams are essential overseas partners...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Thank you, Assistant Secretary Davidson, for that introduction, and for your incredible leadership at NTIA. As Secretary of Commerce, I have one overarching goal: improving America’s competitiveness so all our workers and companies can succeed in the global economy. That’s a major driver of our Internet For All Initiative. We won’t be a leader in the 21st-century global economy if millions of...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the IBEW Women's Conference

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Hello, everyone. I’m thrilled to speak to the IBEW Women’s Conference. As the Secretary of Commerce, my focus is building the long-term competitiveness of the United States. As you all know, investing in women’s success in the economy – as workers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders – is essential to our economic competitiveness, just as much as investments in infrastructure...