2020 Special Supplementary Round Through the 2020 Special Supplementary GREAT Grant round, 10 providers will be awarded $29.8 million to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects that are expected to connect 15,965 households and 703 businesses to high-speed internet in rural communities across the state. GREAT Grant Recipients Provider County Star Telephone Membership Corp. Bladen Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. Brunswick French Broad Electric Membership Corp. Buncombe Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. Caldwell CND Aquisition Corp. Cherokee Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. Clay Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. Columbus Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. Duplin CenturyLink Franklin Nfinity Link Communications Inc. Greene CenturyLink Harnett CenturyLink Johnston CenturyLink Pamlico CenturyLink Pitt Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. Robeson Spectrum Southeast LLC Rockingham StarVision Inc. Sampson Citizens Telephone Co. Translyvania Applications & Protest Period In accordance with North Carolina S.L. 2018-5 § 143B 1373(e) and amended by S.L. 2019-230 and S.L. 2020-97, "applications shall be made publicly available by posting on the website of the Department of Information Technology for a period of at least 10 days prior to award." View Applications The applications were posted for protest and comment for 10 days, beginning Oct. 17, 2020.