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Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.

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. 

This digital inclusion program will expand healthcare and economic opportunities for disadvantaged groups in Macon, Madison and Mitchell counties.

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.

Nearly $40 million is going to NC Student Connect, a partnership tackling internet connectivity gaps that disrupt remote learning for N.C. students.

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.

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