The ConnectingALABAMA Initiative

Welcome to the ConnectingALABAMA website. Here you’ll find important news and resources related to our mapping and planning efforts. ConnectingALABAMA is a multi-year initiative promoting the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access throughout the state of Alabama. Feel free to visit our site often for the latest in broadband-related news and resources.

ConnectingALABAMA Mobile App!

INNOVATE Alabama - A strategic framework for a connected future

Alabama Consumer Survey Results

Demand Map

NTIA Releases New Broadband Adoption Report



ConnectingALABAMA Mobile App!

The ConnectingALABAMA team needs your help!

ConnectingALABAMA has launched a crowd-sourcing project to analyze mobile broadband performance across the state with special interest in rural areas. The goal of the project is to identify locations where broadband coverage for mobile devices needs to be improved.

ConnectingALABAMA hopes you will join the effort by simply downloading the free network testing app on your smart phone or tablet to ensure your neighborhood is tested. You can find the app in the Apple Store and in Google Play by searching for "ConnectingALABAMA". The more we can learn about problematic network areas, the better we are able to address them.

Read more, download the app, and learn how the app helps you and state planners.

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INNOVATE Alabama - A strategic framework for a connected future

INNOVATE Alabama Strategy ... NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE ... introduced at the Connecting Alabama Summit in October 2012:
Over the past four years the ConnectingALABAMA initiative has engaged State and local leadership, citizens, business interests, service providers, educators, healthcare workers, public safety officials and others in a spirited discussion about the State’s broadband issues and opportunities…and how best to address those issues in a way that is consistent with industry realities and appropriate State roles. It is clear that the Regional priorities, which have been developed into twelve Broadband Investment Plans, will change as the future unfolds. In that light, the INNOVATE Alabama is intended to be a flexible approach – a framework of sorts – to what will clearly be a long standing challenge for the State.

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Alabama Consumer Survey Results

The results of the most recent Alabama Consumer Broadband Survey conducted in 2011 can be found on the Alabama Dashboard. Information and accompanying graphs provide data on Broadband and Dial Up Internet Services Subscription, Reasons For Not Having Broadband Service, Motivation To Subscribe To Broadband Services, How Alabamians Use The Internet, How And From Where Do Consumers Access The Internet?, Are Alabamians satisfied with their Internet Speed, Broadband Service Pricing Perception, and so much more!

Results were compiled by Ellis D. Hill, President – ResearchFirst, Inc. (www.researchfirst.com)

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Demand Map

A new interactive demand mapping tool is available to explore broadband availability and where broadband service is needed in each of Alabama's 67 Counties. This Alabama broadband demand map can be accessed here: Demand Map

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NTIA Releases New Broadband Adoption Report

NTIA and the Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) released a report, “Exploring the Digital Nation,” that analyzes broadband Internet adoption in the United States. The report analyzes data collected through an Internet Use supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS) of about 54,300 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in October 2010. Read more ...

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