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February 15, 2024

Maine Becomes First State to Have Digital Equity Plan Accepted...more

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December 15, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Approves Louisiana’s “Internet for All” Initial Proposal...more

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September 27, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $74.4 Million in Internet for All Grants to Tribal Lands...more

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September 6, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $50 Million to Expand and Strengthen Regional and National Internet Networks...more

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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.

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For the First Time, All States will have a Plan to Address Digital Equity

February 29, 2024
By Angela Thi Bennett, Director of Digital Equity, NTIA Today, all 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico have submitted their Digital Equity Plans to NTIA for acceptance. This is a milestone moment in closing the digital divide. For the first time in our nation’s history, each state will have a plan to… more

How Public Input Helped Shape NTIA’s Approach to the Uniform Guidance in the BEAD Program

December 26, 2023
By: Sean Conway, Deputy Chief Counsel, NTIA The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) released a Policy Notice today providing guidance on the application of the Uniform Guidance in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program. This Policy… more

Investment Meets Impact: Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

November 15, 2023
On November 15th, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. Better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the statute designated $65billion to improve high-speed Internet access for people across America.  Two years later,NTIA and other agencieshave… more

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.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the… more