Term Extension of the Commission's Native Nations Communications Task Force and Seeks Nominations


Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel today announces a twelve-month extension of the original three-year term of the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) current Native Nations Communications Task Force[1] (NNCTF or Task Force). The term, which was set to expire on October 24, 2021, will now expire on October 24, 2022.[2] This extension takes into account the expansion of the Task Force during its current term from 20 to 25 Tribal members, and will allow the expanded Task Force additional time to complete its assigned tasks.[3] The Task Force is intended to provide an effective means for Tribal leaders to exchange ideas and develop recommendations to the Commission on, among other things, the availability of communications facilities and services – including broadband – on Tribal lands. The Task Force has been an important source of information, guidance, expertise, and recommendations to the Commission over the past ten years.[4] Its input enhances the Commission’s ability to carry out its statutory responsibilities to ensure the availability of communication by wire and radio and encourage broadband deployment to all Americans.[5]


Read the Public Notice to learn about nominations, who can apply, and responsibilities of task force members, click here.