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November 16, 2021

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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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NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 8

November 24, 2021
On November 17 and 18, staff from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program presented the final session of the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program webinar series. The CMC Pilot Program will provide $268 million in grant awards to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs),… more

NTIA’s Role in Implementing the Broadband Provisions of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 16, 2021
With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Congress has taken a significant step forward in achieving the Administration’s goal of providing broadband access to the entire country. The IIJA sets forth a $65 billion investment into broadband, for which $48.2 billion will… more

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

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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