Stop-Gap Solutions

The Stop-Gap Solutions program provides funding for areas unserved or underserved with broadband following investment from the GREAT grant program and the CAB program. This program may provide grants to internet service providers, local government entities and nonprofits for the provision and installation of broadband infrastructure to unserved and underserved households.

N.C. Session Law 2021-180 appropriates $90 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for the Stop Gap Program.

Requirements for the Stop-Gap Solutions program are currently under development. 

Prequalified Vendors

The following prequalified vendors are eligible to apply for the Stop-Gap Solutions program: 

  • AccessOn Networks, Inc.
  • Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative (FOCUS Broadband)
  • BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC (AT&T North Carolina)
  • BalsamWest FiberNET, LLC
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC)
  • Carolina West Wireless, Inc.
  • Cebridge Acquisition, L.P. (NC CSC, LLC)
  • Cherokee Cablevision, Inc.
  • Citizens Telephone Company (Comporium Communications)
  • CloudWyze, Inc.
  • CND Acquisition Corporation (The Cable Company)
  • Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (Comcast)
  • Comporium, Inc. (Comporium Communications)
  • Connect Holding II, LLC (Brightspeed)
  • Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC (Conterra Networks)
  • ERC Broadband, LLC
  • Foothills Broadband, LLC
  • French Broad Electric Membership Corporation
  • Frontier Communications of the Carolinas, LLC
  • HarvestBeam, Inc.
  • LREMC Technologies, LLC
  • MCNC
  • NfinityLink Communications, Inc. (InfinityLink Communications)
  • Northland Cable Television, Inc. (Vyve Broadband)
  • North State Communications Advanced Services, LLC (Lumos)
  • Open Broadband, LLC
  • Open Fiber USA, LLC
  • Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation (Randolph Communications)
  • Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation (RiverStreet Networks (RSN))
  • Roanoke Connect Holdings, LLC (Fybe)
  • SkyBest Communications, Inc.
  • Skyrunner, Inc.
  • Spectrum Southeast, LLC
  • Star Telephone Membership Corp (Star Communications)
  • StarVision, Inc. (Star Communications)
  • Surry Telephone Membership Corporation (Surry Communications)
  • Ting Fiber, LLC (Ting Internet)
  • Windstream North Carolina, LLC
  • Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation (Zirrus)
  • ZiTEL
  • Zito West Holding, LLC (Zito Media)