From left, Adam Brown with the Alabama 911 Board, Athens-Limestone E911 Center Director Brandon Wallace and Caleb Branch, Alabama market manager with INdigital telecom, speak Thursday at the Athens-Limestone E911 center on Elm Street about the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network. Last week, the the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Alabama had received $2.5 million in federal funding to improve its emergency communications infrastructure.