Press Releases

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on its draft request for proposals posted today as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet. The division will use the request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers for state convenience contract awards to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.

The StateScoop 50 Awards honored two NCDIT leaders for their work to expand access to affordable high-speed internet in North Carolina and to deliver modernized solutions to partners in state and local government.

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity yesterday hosted the first of eight regional sessions to collect feedback from residents and businesses to inform state plans to address each community’s needs for affordable high-speed internet access, devices and digital training. Registration is available for the remaining sessions at www.ncbroadband.gov/register.

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity will host a statewide listening tour focused on closing the digital divide to collect feedback from stakeholders.

The FCC has awarded the NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity a $500,000 Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Grant to help the state reach its goal of enrolling 1 million N.C. households in the Affordable Connectivity Program by the end of 2024.

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $9.9 million in awards for the state’s first Digital Equity Grant, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide.

NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office Director Angie Bailey was named N.C. Tech Association’s 2022 Tech Woman of the Year as part of the N.C. Tech Awards. NCDIT also had four finalists in awards for data analytics, cybersecurity, public safety and health care.

State government agencies, universities and community colleges now have until Nov. 10 to apply for $10 million in grants from the state’s first digital equity grant program. The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy today announced that the application deadline will be extended for the initial phase of funding, which will invest $10 million to support 10-15 projects.

The Broadband Infrastructure Office, part of the N.C Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity, today announced four additional awards to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure across the state via the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants.