All things, Connected


The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. These goals are critical to America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy and to addressing many of the nation’s most pressing needs, such as improving education, health care, and public safety.

Venture Smarter’s Smart Regions Initiative is proud to partner with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) - an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce - in an effort to connect all people, places and things regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.

Director of NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Keith Gremban, will join us at the Smart Regions Conference next week to share his insights on connectivity as a key component of infrastructure planning, sharing morning remarks on connectivity and automation before presenting on an afternoon panel titled, A Connected, Digital Future.

All things connected aren’t going to stay connected unless you have the right infrastructure in place... Spectrum is infrastructure, so you need to plan for it.
— Keith Gremban, NTIA Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

To learn more about NTIA funding opportunities and resources, and to connect with leadership/expertise, attend the second annual Smart Regions Conference landing at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, OH on October 25th and 26th. The conference is designed for communities and organizations of all sizes to discover, collaborate, and build.  Attendees will connect with and hear from leaders such as Keith, have the opportunity to engage with active projects and resources, and take the opportunity to enjoy targeted collisions with key partners and stakeholders.