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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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Digital Inclusion Week 2021: Opportunities and the Road Ahead

October 4, 2021
NTIA is joining more than 600 organizations this week to celebrate Digital Inclusion Week, an annual event that raises awareness of solutions to address home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs. This year’s theme, Pathways to Digital Empowerment,… more

NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 6

September 30, 2021
On September 22 and 23, staff from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provided further detail regarding the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program. The CMC Pilot Program will provide $268 million in grant awards to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges… more

NTIA Releases Interactive Federal Funding Guide

September 1, 2021
Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released the Interactive Federal Funding Guide as an enhancement to BroadbandUSA’s "one-stop" federal funding site.  The Guide provides an interactive, step-by-step approach for users to filter through more than 90… more

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October 04, 2021

NTIA Publishes Proposed Service Areas for Broadband Infrastructure Program, Invites Providers to Submit Information...more

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State broadband website(s):

State broadband contact(s):

Broadband programs:

See below.

Funding for broadband:

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund: Grant program established by the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act, recognizing that the availability of high-speed broadband services in unserved rural Alabama is important for economic development, education, health care and emergency services. Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) administers the fund which provides grant funding to expand broadband service in the state. This program is funding $20 million annually. For more information consult the website, email  broadband.fund@adeca.alabama.gov or (334) 242-5290.

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 Summer 2021. The information is reviewed and updated periodically.

FAQs

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and… more

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