Press Releases

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Annette Taylor will join the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity on May 2 as the new director of the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy.

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, an event which paired teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.

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.

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Angie Bailey’s appointment as director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office within the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity.

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.

The 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.

Rural Broadband Week, on Aug. 16–20, 2021, calls attention to the urgent need to improve broadband access and adoption across North Carolina.

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