Press Releases

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity is developing the initial proposal for how it will use the more than $1.5 billion North Carolina will receive through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

Congress must act to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) so that people can continue to afford to connect to high-speed internet, Governor Roy Cooper urged North Carolina’s Congressional delegation.

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the state’s first Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program awards totaling $22 million that will connect 6,012 households and 164 businesses in 14 counties to high-speed internet.

The N.C. Association for County Commissioners awarded Nate Denny, N.C. Department of Information Technology deputy secretary for Broadband and Digital Equity, its distinguished service award for his work to help counties prepare for and participate in the state’s high-speed internet infrastructure funding programs.

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity’s five-year action plan for the state’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program funding has been approved by both the NTIA and NIST.

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on guidance posted today for its upcoming Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet.

Governor Roy Cooper today urged the public to participate in the state’s first Digital Equity Survey by Aug. 31 to share their needs for digital skills to safely access the internet.

The Division of Broadband and Digital Equity has extended the deadline for its “Broadband Expansion and Access” request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program. Vendors may now submit proposals until 2 p.m. on Aug. 14.

NCDIT’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals inviting qualified vendors to submit a proposal detailing how they would provide strategic advisory services for a wide range of programs that improve access to high-speed internet throughout North Carolina.

Across North Carolina, 25,825 households and 862 businesses in 33 counties will get high-speed internet thanks to nearly $80 million in additional Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.