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SUPPORTING STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, FIRST RESPONDERS, & BUSINESSES
STATE BROADBAND PLAN
Develop a guiding document intended to inform policy makers as they create, implement and impact policies on the deployment, adoption and use of digital Infrastructure and broadband enhance economic development, education, public safety and government efficiency
Analyze and develop recommendations to incentivize and increase adoption with the idea that if they demand it, it will come
STATE AGENCY COORDINATION
Lead a state multi-agency planning group-NC Broadband Interagency Group (NCBIG) a multi-agency effort to align technology infrastructure goals among the cabinet and other agencies
Develop and provide a County Index Rating tool to identify areas of need based on infrastructure, adoption rates and community readiness. Research, inform & assist communities through established grant programs, relationships with federal and NGOs or private foundations, & finding or creating grant opportunities for a “last mile” pilot
A NEW APPROACH
COORDINATION & COLLABORATION
We work across state agencies to align coordinate the state’s digital infrastructure resources,
programs & relevant state agencies.
BroadbandIO aligns NC Broadband, the statewide effort to expand high-speed Internet access, with the FirstNet public safety initiative for improved resource-sharing across state agencies.
The centralized and streamlined Office provides the opportunity to work across agencies and identify infrastructure development needs across North Carolina.
Our mission includes creating the nation’s first giga-state by 2020, expanding broadband access to underserved communities, & supporting digital learning by extending Wi-Fi access to every classroom in the State.
We also provide policy recommendations & guidance to government leaders & key stakeholders to foster digital infrastructure expansion, adoption, & use.
Innovation and Technological Breakthrough
BUILDING A BROADBAND PLAN
Developing a plan that works for your community is a multi-step process. Our technical assistance program helps you with that.
PLANNING & STRATEGY
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
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Broadband Infrastructure Office
301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601