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 This order rescinded Executive Orders 9 and 42 and established the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs as the agency to assume all powers, duties,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.
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.
Connect Alabama Act
On May 17, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Connect Alabama Act. The Act created three entities: 1) the Alabama Digital Expansion Authority to advise, review, and approve the statewide connectivity plan, among numerous other duties; 2) the Alabama Digital Expansion Division of ADECA to develop and begin executing a statewide connectivity plan, among other duties; and 3) the Alabama Digital Expansion Finance Corporation to administer the Connect Alabama Fund, among other duties. Review the full act here: Connect Alabama Act
A public webinar for the Alabama BEAD Initial Proposal and Alabama Statewide Digital Opportunity Plan will be held on Monday, November 20th, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Alabama Digital Expansion Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has released a draft of the Alabama Statewide Digital Opportunity Plan for public comment in advance of its submission to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. To view the draft Alabama Statewide Digital Opportunity Plan please click here: https://adeca.alabama.gov/asdop/.
All interested parties are welcome to submit comments regarding the draft document. Comments regarding the draft should be submitted via the online form. To access the form, please click here. Comments should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2023.
If you are unable to access the online form, you may contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at (334) 353-0767 for instructions on additional methods of submitting comments.
We are pleased to announce the Alabama Broadband Map update is now available. Please visit https://broadband.alabama.gov to view the map.
ADECA releases state’s official Alabama Broadband Map, Connectivity Plan. Read about it here.
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.
ADECA has implemented a challenge process for internet service providers and government entities to challenge the data on the Alabama Broadband Map.
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