The ABC for Students program will help households throughout Alabama access internet this school year


Our Goal: Broadband for Every K-12 Student

Over 200,000 Alabama students have been connected to broadband service through the ABC for Students Program. Governor Kay Ivey has committed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes this school year. The State of Alabama will use the funds to purchase internet service for low-income households with K-12 students so the children can participate in distance learning.

Here’s the latest information

To Improve Internet Service in Alabama, Take the SpeedSurvey Test

How fast is your internet service?  Please take a few minutes to find out—and also help the State of Alabama improve internet service across the state—by clicking here and following a few simple steps.

The data from this effort will help document gaps in internet service and help the State close those gaps.

Right now, many homes and businesses are likely receiving far less than current federal definition of broadband internet access: 25 megabits per second (Mbps) download (receiving information over the internet) and 3 Mbps upload (sending out information).

But detailed data is needed to help solve this problem. To work toward giving all Alabamians access to 21st century broadband infrastructure, the State needs to understand exactly what’s available now—and that’s where you come in.

Once you visit the website, enter your address and follow the simple instructions. 



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