Press Releases

The N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office made great strides in 2019 toward its goal that every resident have affordable, high-speed internet access.

Governor Roy Cooper announced high-speed internet will expand in in Columbus County thanks to a$7.9 million federal ReConnect Pilot Program grant.

Internet service providers and electric cooperatives can apply for $15 million in state funding for high-speed internet access in N.C. rural areas.

Nine library systems, four municipalities and two state agencies are partnering to improve internet access in rural communities in 14 counties.

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.

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.

The application period for the 2018 GREAT Grant program will close Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Internet service providers interested in the new GREAT Grant Program can now apply for funding through an online portal, the state’s Broadband Infrastructure Office announced today.

The GREAT Grant Program is a $10 million grant program that allows internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives to compete for funding to lower financial barriers that prevent broadband expansion in rural communities.