Press Releases

First-Ever N.C. Education Datathon Analyzes the Digital Divide

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, an event which paired teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.

Application Window Extended for the GREAT Grant

Qualified internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives providing internet service now have through May 4 to apply for up to $350 million in GREAT Grants funds to expand broadband infrastructure in North Carolina.

Application Window Open for $350M to Expand Internet Access in Rural N.C.

Qualified internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives providing internet service can now apply for up to $350 million in grants to expand broadband infrastructure in North Carolina and get more people connected to high-speed internet. Funds from the federal American Rescue Plan are being used to provide the largest ever round of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grants available in North Carolina.