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The Biden-Harris Administration’s "Internet for All" initiative will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable and high-speed internet for everyone in the United States by 2030.

The Broadband Infrastructure Office has received 305 applications from 38 high-speed internet providers for the current round of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grants to expand the state’s broadband infrastructure.

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.

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.

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.

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