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Connect Alabama Launches in Support of Senate Bill 215 & Expanded Broadband Across Alabama

Alabama is one of only a handful of states that does not have a statewide broadband plan or a mechanism to implement it. Senate Bill 215 would establish the Alabama Digital Expansion Authority that would develop and implement a statewide connectivity plan and would govern the use of future broadband funds as well as promote the expansion and availability of high-speed broadband networks throughout the state, including in rural and underserved areas.

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Seth Hammett: Alabama’s smart, measured approach to power has paid off for customers 

In recent weeks, large portions of the South, including Alabama, were hit with unseasonably cold weather that brought cold temperatures, snow and ice to the region.

In Texas, millions of people were without power, forced to huddle inside of their homes without heat or water in freezing temperatures.

Alabama had unusually low temperatures too, but there were no blackouts. There were no spikes in energy costs. We may have had cold weather, but Alabamians were able to heat their homes with no interruption in service.

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ADECA, Alabama Power to help spur electric vehicle growth throughout Alabama

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has announced plans to expand electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure along portions of Interstates 20 and 459.

As part of the initiative, ADECA has issued a request for proposals to build direct-current fast charger (DCFC) stations along specific highway corridors in the state. ADECA will provide up to 80% of the cost. Critical corridors were laid out in the Alabama Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, unveiled in July 2020 in collaboration with the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition.

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Expanded broadband access is the Alabama Rural Broadband Coalition’s mission 

The Alabama Rural Broadband Coalition (ARBC), formed in 2018, continues to work to expand internet service by offering proactive policy solutions to bring more voices to the conversation and resources to the table. ARBC added more than 30 new members in 2020, now involving more than 50 organizations from different industries working together.

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ADECA Announces Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project Funding Opportunity

The ADECA Energy Division intends to issue awards totaling no more than $4,148,823.40 for electric vehicle infrastructure projects through this opportunity. The application deadline is March 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CST. The purpose of this grant program is to fund projects to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) within the state of Alabama by installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Infrastructure on Alabama’s interstate corridors.

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