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SUPPORTING STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, FIRST RESPONDERS, & BUSINESSES

HELPING COMMUNITIES DEVELOP AN INTEGRAL PART OF 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Broadband is another term for bandwidth, or the amount of data that can be sent through a connection to access high-speed Internet. The more bandwidth, the more information a user can send or receive at any given time. Broadband is an integral part of building a 21st century technology infrastructure that supports students, educators, first responders, and businesses.

Every K – 12 school in the state has high-speed Internet access, and 98% are served by dedicated fiber. Today, North Carolina is adapting to the changing demands of technology by extending Wi-Fi access to classrooms to support digital learning. To complete the recommendations of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, BIO will develop a plan to provide Internet access to all underserved homes to facilitate student access beyond the schoolhouse.

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

ADOPTION INITIATIVES

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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.
Connecting businesses
Supporting expansion
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.

Public Meeting: Broadband Task Force on Connecting North Carolina

The next meeting of theBroadband Task Force on Connecting North Carolina will be held August 27,th 2019 at 10:30 a.m. This meeting will take place at the Innovation Center, located at 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh. **Please be advised, the Innovation Center require the...

PUBLIC MEETING: Executive Order 91 Broadband Taskforce

The June 2019 meeting of the Executive Order 91 Broadband Task force will be taking place on June 25th 2019 at 3PM. This meeting will take place at the iCenter located at 217 W Jones St, Raleigh.  **Please be advised, we require the names of all attendees at least 24...

PRESS RELEASE: N.C. Departments of Natural and Cultural Resources and Information Technology Partner to Improve Broadband Access in Rural Communities

Raleigh May 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Department of Information Technology have partnered with nine library systems and four municipalities to improve internet access in rural communities. The...

ICYMI: State is stepping in to help bridge the digital Homework Gap

via WRAL  Keion Parker, 14, seems used to the reaction he gets when he tells people what he wants to be when he grows up. "I want to be the district attorney," he says with complete confidence. Parker is in eighth grade and said he has "no life" because he reads so...

PUBLIC MEETING: Executive Order 91 Joint Broadband Taskforce

The May 2019 meeting of the Executive Order 91 Broadband Task force will be taking place on May 29th 2019 at 2PM. This meeting will take place at the iCenter located at 217 W Jones St, Raleigh.  **Please be advised, we require the names of all attendees at least 24...
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Email: Broadband@NC.Gov

Broadband Infrastructure Office
301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601