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RiverStreet Wireless of NC was awarded $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.

Nearly $30 million will go to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects with a goal of connecting 15,965 households and 703 businesses in rural North Carolina to high-speed internet as part of the 2020 Special Supplementary Round of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program. 

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $32 million in pandemic relief grant funding to help bring high-speed internet access to rural North Carolina.

Five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, thanks to more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act.

People living and working in 11 rural counties will get expanded high-speed internet service thanks to more than $12 million in grants awarded by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.

The Broadband Infrastructure Office gave Eastern Carolina Broadband and Jones County a $270,901 GREAT grant to bring high-speed internet service.

The N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office made great strides in 2019 toward its goal that every resident have affordable, high-speed internet access.

Internet service providers and electric cooperatives can apply for $15 million in state funding for high-speed internet access in N.C. rural areas.

The application period for the 2018 GREAT Grant program will close Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Internet service providers interested in the new GREAT Grant Program can now apply for funding through an online portal, the state’s Broadband Infrastructure Office announced today.

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