Press Releases

A new report issued by the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance, a group of government, education and community organizations, examines the lack of internet access and the impact in Charlotte.

More than 70 policy-makers, educators, community leaders and stakeholders convened Wednesday to address digital inequity in North Carolina, focusing on the homework gap: the difficulty or inability of students who lack high-speed internet connectivity at home to complete homework assignments, compared to their classmates with access. 

North Carolina residents can use a new interactive mapping tool to determine what internet access and speeds they have at their home or business.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding $272,000 to 10 western North Carolina communities that plan to offer free Wi-Fi in their downtowns.

Gov. Pat McCrory releases the State Broadband Plan to expand affordable high-speed internet access for students and businesses across North Carolina.

McDowell County announces a new partnership with Skyrunner Internet to expand broadband availability to cover approximately 90% of the county.

Four broadband providers will receive $19 million for six years to improve connectivity and speed for 68,000 N.C. households and businesses.

Mars Hill has been awarded a BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant of $13,435 for fiber-optic infrastructure at Advanced Superabrasives, creating 15 jobs.