Press Releases

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 00:00

Application Window Extended for State’s Digital Equity Grant Program

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.
Friday, October 21, 2022

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.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 00:00

State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office Awards and Amends Grants to Expand N.C. Internet Access

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.
Thursday, September 29, 2022

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 00:00

State Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Launches $24M Digital Equity Grant Program Initial Phase to Fund Projects by State Agencies, Universities and Community Colleges

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased program, administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, will invest up to $24 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for collaborative digital equity projects.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased program, administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, will invest up to $24 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for collaborative digital equity projects.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper Announces $206M in GREAT Grants to Expand Internet Access in 69 Counties Across the State State’s largest round of GREAT grant awards will connect nearly 85,000 households and more than 2,400 businesses to broadband

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that nearly 85,000 households and more than 2,400 businesses in 69 counties are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $206 million of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants. This is the state’s largest round of GREAT grant awards to date. With this announcement, over $260 million in GREAT grants have been awarded to providers since July 2022. Additional grants are expected to be announced this fall. 

Monday, August 1, 2022 - 00:00

State Awards $30M in Grants to Expand Internet Access in 11 N.C. Counties Grants funded by ARPA to connect 13,000 plus families to high-speed internet part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

More than 13,000 households and 582 businesses across North Carolina are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $30.8 million in NCDIT-awarded GREAT grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. This is in addition to the $23.4 million in GREAT grants NCDIT awarded on July 18.
Monday, August 01, 2022

More than 13,000 households and 582 businesses across North Carolina are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $30.8 million in NCDIT-awarded GREAT grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. This is in addition to the $23.4 million in GREAT grants NCDIT awarded on July 18.

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 00:00

$23M in Grants Awarded to Expand N.C. Internet Access in 12 Counties Grants to connect thousands more families to high-speed internet are part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

Nearly 7,000 households and 374 businesses in 12 N.C. counties are set to receive high-speed internet thanks to more than $23.4 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
Monday, July 18, 2022

Nearly 7,000 households and 374 businesses in 12 N.C. counties are set to receive high-speed internet thanks to more than $23.4 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 00:00

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Public Commentary on Draft Request for Proposals

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a draft request for proposals today for public review and comment.
Friday, July 15, 2022

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a draft request for proposals today for public review and comment.

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Announces Plan to Join Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program Read Governor Cooper’s Letter

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper, U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo Announce Significant Federal Funding to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet Across the Country 'Internet for All' Initiative Will Invest $45B to Provide Affordable, Reliable, High-Speed Internet for Everyone in America by 2030

The Biden-Harris Administration’s "Internet for All" initiative will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable and high-speed internet for everyone in the United States by 2030.
Friday, May 13, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration’s "Internet for All" initiative will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable and high-speed internet for everyone in the United States by 2030.

Monday, May 9, 2022 - 00:00

State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office Receives More Than 300 Grant Applications to Expand Internet Access

The Broadband Infrastructure Office has received 305 applications from 38 high-speed internet providers for the current round of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grants to expand the state’s broadband infrastructure.
Monday, May 09, 2022

The Broadband Infrastructure Office has received 305 applications from 38 high-speed internet providers for the current round of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grants to expand the state’s broadband infrastructure.