• The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has met with House Republicans in order to secure ongoing oversight funding for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) through the end of the 2011 fiscal year. NTIA obtained $40.6 million under a Continuing Resolution that expires on March 4, 2011. In the State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a freeze on non-security discretionary spending. It is expected that House Republicans want to further reduce spending levels to Fiscal Year 2008 levels. The NTIA measure is expected to be voted on during the week of February 14, 2011.