In many rural areas around the state, connectivity to high-speed broadband remains a problem. No one feels that more than students who do not have internet access at home; they are sometimes forced to travel to restaurants, public libraries, and other locations that...read more
Raleigh, N.C. – Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Community Broadband Playbook. The Community Broadband Playbook, developed in NC DIT’s...read more
More than 70 policy-makers, educators, community leaders and stakeholders convened Wednesday to address digital inequity in North Carolina, focusing on the homework gap: the difficulty or inability of students who lack high-speed internet connectivity at home to...read more
Providing free wifi in your downtown can be an excellent way to encourage people to spend more time at local shops and businesses, growing local revenue and marketability. But many local communities struggle with spreading the word about this feature. Marketing your...read more
Getting your downtown WiFi program off the ground can seem like a daunting task. You can think of every reason in the world to start, but there are so many buildings, and then paperwork, and finding funds, and wires… oh the wires. The most important step to getting...read more
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