Managed Internet / WAN

ASA offers high speed, dedicated, symmetric, Internet Protocol (IP) based access to the Internet with bandwidth capacity in specific increments from 100Mbps to 10Gbps. We offer managed Internet access and Wide Area Network (WAN) services. ASA connects over 900 sites across Alabama. We are pleased to cover the remaining cost after E-Rate discounts for the following base level bandwidths.

K-12 Schools:


Base Level Bandwidth FY22

Base Level Bandwidth FY23

K-12 Districts 1.5 Gbps 1.5 Gbps
High Schools 1.0 Gbps 1.0 Gbps
Bus Shops 250 Mbps 500 Mbps
Career Tech 250 Mbps 500 Mbps
Jr. High Schools 250 Mbps 500 Mbps
Middle Schools 250 Mbps 500 Mbps
Intermediate Schools 250 Mbps 500 Mbps
Elementary Schools 100 Mbps 500 Mbps
Primary Schools 100 Mbps 500 Mbps
Alternative Schools 250 Mbps 500 Mbps


Other Clients:

Entity Base Level Bandwidth  
Libraries 100 Mbps Up to 250 Mbps
Community Colleges 100 Mbps Up to 1.5 Gbps
Universities 100 Mbps Up to 1.5 Gbps
State Agencies 100 Mbps Up to 1.5 Gbps


ASA delivers Internet related network services to clients via a statewide network backbone named the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN). Each client is connected to one of seven AREN network nodes in four locations. This provides a backbone with no single point of failure.

For more information on the E-Rate program, please click here.

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Alabama state map showing ASA clients and network backbone