Alabama Connecting Over a Third of Counties with $53.3M Broadband Grant

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the state will invest $53.3 million in broadband expansion. Alabama Daily News reported that 24 counties statewide will receive infrastructure under the Anchor Institution Middle Mile Program, connecting about 120 community anchor facilities such as universities and hospitals.

According to Ivey, the project will add approximately 1,095 miles of high-speed middle-mile broadband. The project is expected to bring 7,500 unserved businesses and residences within five miles of high-speed internet connectivity. 

The Daily News reported that the Alabama Digital Expansion Division will administer the grant. Impacted counties include Baldwin, Coffee, Colbert, Covington, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Perry, Russell, Tuscaloosa and Walker.

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