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The NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute at N.C. State University are leading a CARES Act-funded pilot to bring satellite high-speed internet service to students in Hyde and Swain counties.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved challenging for North Carolinians without reliable and affordable high-speed internet service and adequate internet-enabled devices at home. 
North Carolina Digital Inclusion Week aims to underscore the importance of digital equity and to prompt digital inclusion efforts across the state to improve broadband access, foster adoption, increase computer ownership and promote digital literacy.
The study identified the broadband, health care and telehealth assets and gaps in the 20 coal-impacted counties in the Appalachian region in order to design pilot programs that leverage technology to provide appropriate clinical interventions, improve the local population’s health, increase local workforce participation and ultimately improve local economies.
As many as 280 school buses will carry Wi-Fi hotspots donated by AT&T, Google and Duke Energy Foundation to support remote learning during COVID-19.
The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office has developed an interactive map to help North Carolina residents find free and low-cost internet and mobile service offerings in their area. The online map is updated daily with new offerings, which include free public Wi-Fi access points for remote learning and working.
The State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology announce the official launch of a new partner program with the Robeson County Public Library and the Public Schools of Robeson County. 
A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina.
Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper said Wednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service.
Western Carolina University has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university’s electricity distribution service.
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