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Thee Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has enrolled 182,473 households in the state into the federal relief program, which helps families in need pay internet bills and fully participate in the digital economy.

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.

North Carolina households can get help paying for monthly internet service starting in May from a $3.2 billion federal COVID-19 relief program.

BIO releases "Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide" to assist communities in digital inclusion planning, prioritizing digital equity.

Eric Boyette, secretary of the N.C. Department of Information Technology and state chief information officer, announced today the release of the “The Homework Gap in North Carolina,” a report that provides communities with strategies to bridge the homework gap that occurs when students are assigned homework that requires internet access but lack an internet connection at home.

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