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Biden-Harris Administration Approves District of Columbia, Delaware and Washington’s “Internet for All” Initial Proposal

May 9, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 09, 2024 News Media Contact NTIA, Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved the District of Columbia, Delaware and Washington state’s Initial Proposals for the… more

The 2023 Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth Annual Report

April 30, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2024 News Media Contact NTIA, Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new report today highlighting federal investments in high-speed Internet programs. The… more

Building Digital Programming to Support Second Chances

April 26, 2024
By: Katherine Bates and Michell Morton This April, the Biden-Harris Administration recognizes Second Chance Month as an opportunity to ensure that people returning to their communities from jail or prison have a fair shot at the American Dream. Research shows that incarcerated and recently… more

Biden-Harris Administration Approves Kansas, Nevada, and West Virginia’s “Internet for All” Initial Proposal

April 25, 2024
These States Are Now Authorized to Request Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $2 Billion WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Kansas, Nevada and West Virginia’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access,… more

What is BroadbandUSA?

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and meaningful use across America. BroadbandUSA serves state, local, and tribal governments, industry, and nonprofits that need to enhance broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion.

About BroadbandUSA

State Broadband Programs

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Alabama


State broadband website(s):

State broadband contact(s):

Broadband programs:

See below.

Funding for broadband:

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund (ABAF): Established by the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act, as amended, this program is funded annually through the state’s education trust fund.  The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) administers the fund, which provides grant funding to expand broadband service in the state. This program provides $20 million in annual funding. For more information consult the website, email broadband.fund@adeca.alabama.gov, or call (334) 242-5290.

 

Alabama Statewide Middle-Mile Network Program: Pursuant to Act No. 2022-1, the Alabama Statewide Middle-Mile Network Program provides $85 million of American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to expand middle-mile connectivity.

 

Alabama Anchor Institution/Middle-Mile Program (AIMM): Is a subaward program that will provide grants to support the deployment of middle-mile broadband infrastructure to anchor institution facilities (such as higher education, rural hospital, government, and public safety facilities) with an identified need for service, while facilitating the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure in unserved areas of Alabama. Through the AIMM Program, ADECA intends to make necessary investments in broadband infrastructure resulting in the construction and operation of middle-mile fiber networks providing service to anchor institutions (Anchors or Anchor Institutions) with an identified need and facilitating last-mile broadband deployment and operations in unserved areas, thereby supporting the improvement and expansion of broadband network access to the citizens of Alabama.

 

Alabama Capital Projects Fund (CPF): A competitive subaward program that will provide grants to broadband service provider subrecipients. Specifically, the CPF will award grants to service provider subrecipients to support the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure that can deliver service that reliably meets or exceeds symmetrical download and upload speeds of 100 megabits per second (100/100 Mbps) in rural, unserved areas of Alabama.

State Broadband Plan:

Note on Methodology:

State information is gathered by BroadbandUSA using publicly available sources (e.g. state websites). The information is validated by the points-of-contact at each state-level agency(-ies). This information was last updated Fall 2022. The information is reviewed and updated periodically.

FAQs

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