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State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN)

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program convenes and facilitates the State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN), a community of practitioners who work on state broadband initiatives. SBLN participants share priorities and best practices and discuss emerging telecommunications policy issues. The network also provides a forum to strengthen policy and program connections among states, local jurisdictions and federal agencies.

For more information on the SBLN, consult the SBLN Fact Sheet

State Broadband Programs

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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, 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.

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.