Many government offices provide a variety of services over the internet. With broadband, you can connect with programs at the city, county, state, and federal levels where available.
Remote services bring greater convenience to citizens, helping them access services and programs from various agencies. This has become particularly important as citizens deal with the fallout from the pandemic, including limited travel and social distancing.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources, for example, provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and allows you to apply for food stamps online. Several counties offer online renewal fo vehicle tags. Property appraisal and assessment records can also be found online.
With a broadband connection, you can pay parking and seeing tickets in many jurisdictions, search for government office locations, and even connect with your elected officials.
While broadband supports education, jobs, and health care, it is also a power tool for interacting with government agencies and accessing various programs.