Press Releases

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Angie Bailey’s appointment as director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office within the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has enrolled 182,473 households in the state into the federal relief program, which helps families in need pay internet bills and fully participate in the digital economy.

Rural Broadband Week, on Aug. 16–20, 2021, calls attention to the urgent need to improve broadband access and adoption across North Carolina.

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.

North Carolina households can get help paying for monthly internet service starting in May from a $3.2 billion federal COVID-19 relief program.

BIO releases "Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide" to assist communities in digital inclusion planning, prioritizing digital equity.

Warren County joins CARES Act-funded pilot to bring satellite high-speed internet service to students, an effort led by NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute at N.C. State University.

The NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute at N.C. State University are leading a CARES Act-funded pilot to bring satellite high-speed internet service to students in Hyde and Swain counties.