Website Policies and Notices

Access for People with Disabilities

We are committed to making the electronic technologies we deploy accessible to individuals with disabilities. In this effort, we work with the Access Board, an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board established Federal standards for electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We incorporate Section 508 compliance testing in the design, development and maintenance of our website. For other disability-related information available from the Federal Government, visit the interagency Web portal for people with disabilities at

National Broadband Map Comment Policy

The purpose of this blog is to inform the public about the National Broadband Map (Map), which is maintained by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The blog and its commenting feature are also intended to increase citizen participation and provide insight into the Map - one of the objectives of the White House's Open Government Directive.

We encourage and would like to publish your comments, but we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse. Therefore, we will not post comments that:

We do not edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the NTIA Office of Public Affairs at and refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporters' questions will be removed.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, we will generally moderate and post comments only during regular business hours. If you submit comments after hours or on weekends, we will read and post them as soon as possible during business hours.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comments.

This comment policy may be amended or modified in the future.

If you have questions about the comment policy or how we apply it, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Information Quality Guidelines

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration Information has implemented Quality Guidelines following the directives of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, the resulting OMB Guidelines, and of the Department of Commerce’s resulting Guidelines. The NTIA Guidelines cover information disseminated by NTIA on or after October 1, 2002, regardless of when the information was first disseminated, except that pre-dissemination review procedures shall apply only to information first disseminated on or after October 1, 2002. Information quality is composed of three elements - utility, integrity and objectivity. Quality will be ensured and established at levels appropriate to the nature and timeliness of the information to be disseminated. Information quality is an integral part of the pre-dissemination review of information disseminated by NTIA. Information quality is also integral to information collections conducted by NTIA, and is incorporated into the clearance process required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). For additional information, see

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