Alabama Digital Expansion Division



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 This order rescinded Executive Orders 9 and 42 and established the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs as the agency to assume all powers, duties,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.

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.

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act




ADECA will be hosting a Local Government Broadband Workshop that will be held on November 19th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT. For more information and to register, please click the following:

Local Government Broadband Workshop Invitation

ADECA will be hosting a ReConnect Webinar that will be held on November 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please click the following:

ReConnect Loan and Grant Program Workshop Invitation

ADECA has partnered with CTC Technology & Energy on broadband-related programs in Alabama. To read more about broadband issues and funding sources, read the CTC blog.

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.

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USDA ReConnect Request for Governor’s Letter

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



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