Press Releases

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today posted final guidance for its Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program is inviting state government entities to apply for assistance in funding the expansion of the Public Safety Broadband Network to serve a specific state campus.

Governor Roy Cooper is continuing his efforts to urge Congress to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program, which reduces the cost of high-speed internet for eligible North Carolinians. Yesterday, the Governor sent a letter in partnership with Gov. Spencer Cox (R-Utah) and co-signed by 24 other governors from across the nation, calling on Congress to continue funding this essential program.

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s Digital Champion Grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy will administer the program with $14 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds with the goal of expanding digital equity programming and advancing digital inclusion.

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.