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Broadband Alabama

On April 26, 2017, Governor Kay Ivey issued Executive Order 704. This order rescinded Executive Orders 9 and 42 and established the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs as the agency to assume all powers, duties, responsibilities, authority, and obligations belonging to the Office of Broadband Development.

Read Executive Order 704


Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund

​On March 28, 2018, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act. Because the availability of high-speed broadband services in unserved rural Alabama is important for economic development, education, health care, and emergency services, the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act established the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. On May 30, 2019, Governor Ivey signed Act #2019-327 which provided numerous amendments to the original Act.

Read the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act





News / Announcements

Please be advised that a second Request for Information (RFI) for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program will be issued on Monday, October 19, 2020.  For more information, please go to https://abcstudents.org/.



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Governor Kay Ivey has allocated $100 million in CARES Act funding for a public-private partnership to increase access to internet for K-12 students attending school in the fall who may need internet service for distance learning.

Read the news release.

Visit abcsudents.org for more information.


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Help our broadband planning efforts by taking this internet speed survey. This information helps us locate gaps in broadband service. Your address will not be made public; the information is used solely for planning efforts.

Visit https://alabama.speedsurvey.org or click the image below:



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The most recent Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund awards have been announced. The Governor’s award letters for the first and second rounds of announcements can be viewed below. A third round is anticipated soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Broadband Team at broadband.fund@adeca.alabama.gov​.


Plans / Reports

2019 Annual Report for the Broadband Accessibility Fund

2018 Annual Report for the Broadband Accessibility Fund

Broadband Alabama Strategic Plan


USDA ReConnect Request for Governor’s Letter

To request a Governor’s letter for a USDA ReConnect project in Alabama, click here.


Broadband Alabama Mailing List

Sign up for the Broadband Alabama mailing list. Click here.


Grant Application

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund 2020 Grant Application and Guide

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund Rating Criteria

General Information Presentation for 2020


Submitted Grant Applications

Click here for the 2020 Round 1 Grant Applications.​

Click here for the 2019 Program Year Grant Applications.

Click here for the 2018 Program Year Grant Applications.


Governor's Award Letters

Broadband Letters 2020, Round 3

Broadband Letters 2020, Round 2

Broadband Letters 2020, Round 1

Broadband Letters 2019

Broadband Letters 2018


ADECA Broadband Maps

Broadband Coverage Map. (If using Internet Explorer, please ensure that you are using version 11.)

Alabama Broadband Eligibility map of Unserved Areas


Program Guide and Implementation

Sample Letter of Conditional Commitment

Sample Grant Agreement

Alabama Vendor Disclosure Statement

Certificate of Compliance with Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act

Compliance Language for Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act

Signatory Authority Form

Invoice

Equipment Rate Request Form

Weekly Work Hours and Equipment Usage Report


Contact

Phone: (334) 242-5290  |  Email: broadband.fund@adeca.alabama.gov

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