Press Releases

State Broadband Office Launches Broadband Grant Program

The GREAT Grant Program is a $10 million grant program that allows internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives to compete for funding to lower financial barriers that prevent broadband expansion in rural communities. 

Governor Cooper Calls for Improved Broadband, Cybersecurity

Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper said Wednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service.

State Library, NCDIT Receive Grant to Address K-12 Homework Gap Through Broadband Adoption

Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology.

North Carolina Signs On to Broadband Network for First Responders

AT&T will partner with FirstNet to build and operate the multimillion-dollar, high-speed wireless network as part of a federal program. The network will be designed to allow first responders to maintain communication during disasters and other large-scale events that could disable or disrupt other communication channels.