Press Releases

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is Your Internet Access Up to Speed? Now, You Can Tell Us

North Carolina residents can use a new interactive mapping tool to determine what internet access and speeds they have at their home or business.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

North Carolina residents can use a new interactive mapping tool to determine what internet access and speeds they have at their home or business.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Western N.C. Downtowns Awarded $272,000 in Grants for Wi-Fi Appalachian Regional Commission Enhances Internet Access for Businesses, Students and Visitors

The Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding $272,000 to 10 western North Carolina communities that plan to offer free Wi-Fi in their downtowns.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding $272,000 to 10 western North Carolina communities that plan to offer free Wi-Fi in their downtowns.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gov. McCrory Releases State Broadband Plan

Gov. Pat McCrory releases the State Broadband Plan to expand affordable high-speed internet access for students and businesses across North Carolina.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory releases the State Broadband Plan to expand affordable high-speed internet access for students and businesses across North Carolina.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

McDowell County Moves to Expand, Improve Broadband Infrastructure

McDowell County announces a new partnership with Skyrunner Internet to expand broadband availability to cover approximately 90% of the county.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

McDowell County announces a new partnership with Skyrunner Internet to expand broadband availability to cover approximately 90% of the county.

Friday, August 28, 2015

68,000-Plus New Connections as Providers Use Connect America Funds in N.C.

Four broadband providers will receive $19 million for six years to improve connectivity and speed for 68,000 N.C. households and businesses.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Four broadband providers will receive $19 million for six years to improve connectivity and speed for 68,000 N.C. households and businesses.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Town of Mars Hill Awarded BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant

Mars Hill has been awarded a BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant of $13,435 for fiber-optic infrastructure at Advanced Superabrasives, creating 15 jobs.
Friday, May 22, 2015

Mars Hill has been awarded a BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant of $13,435 for fiber-optic infrastructure at Advanced Superabrasives, creating 15 jobs.