Press Releases

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Application Deadline Extended for State’s Digital Champion Grant Program Community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations now have through Jan. 22, 2024, to apply for $14 million in funds for digital equity projects

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced that qualified community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations now have until Jan. 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to apply for Digital Champion grants to help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.
Thursday, November 30, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced that qualified community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations now have until Jan. 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to apply for Digital Champion grants to help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.

Monday, November 27, 2023

NC Broadband Division Publishes Guidance for Broadband Pole Replacement Program Program will facilitate rapid deployment of high-speed internet service in remote areas of the state

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today posted final guidance for its Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.
Monday, November 27, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today posted final guidance for its Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

NCDIT’s FirstTech Team Launches $2M Funding Opportunity to Expand Public Safety Broadband Network on State Agency Campuses State Government Entities Invited to Apply for Funding to Expand FirstNet Network and Enhance Public Safety

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program is inviting state government entities to apply for assistance in funding the expansion of the Public Safety Broadband Network to serve a specific state campus.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) program is inviting state government entities to apply for assistance in funding the expansion of the Public Safety Broadband Network to serve a specific state campus.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Governor Cooper Continues to Advocate for Affordable Connectivity Program Gov. Cooper Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Congress to Continue Program that Helps North Carolinians Afford High-Speed Internet

Governor Roy Cooper is continuing his efforts to urge Congress to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program, which reduces the cost of high-speed internet for eligible North Carolinians. Yesterday, the Governor sent a letter in partnership with Gov. Spencer Cox (R-Utah) and co-signed by 24 other governors from across the nation, calling on Congress to continue funding this essential program.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper is continuing his efforts to urge Congress to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program, which reduces the cost of high-speed internet for eligible North Carolinians. Yesterday, the Governor sent a letter in partnership with Gov. Spencer Cox (R-Utah) and co-signed by 24 other governors from across the nation, calling on Congress to continue funding this essential program.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

State Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Launches Digital Champion Grant Program Will Award $14 Million in Grants to Community Service, Nonprofit, Higher Education and Regional Organizations for Digital Equity Projects

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s Digital Champion Grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy will administer the program with $14 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds with the goal of expanding digital equity programming and advancing digital inclusion.
Thursday, November 09, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s Digital Champion Grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy will administer the program with $14 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds with the goal of expanding digital equity programming and advancing digital inclusion.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program Initial Proposal Now Available for Public Comment Proposal responds to federal funding requirements for approved five-year plan to close the state’s digital divide

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity is developing the initial proposal for how it will use the more than $1.5 billion North Carolina will receive through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.
Monday, November 06, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity is developing the initial proposal for how it will use the more than $1.5 billion North Carolina will receive through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Governor Cooper Urges Congress to Continue Program that Helps NC Families Afford High-Speed Internet

Congress must act to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) so that people can continue to afford to connect to high-speed internet, Governor Roy Cooper urged North Carolina’s Congressional delegation.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Congress must act to reauthorize the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) so that people can continue to afford to connect to high-speed internet, Governor Roy Cooper urged North Carolina’s Congressional delegation.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Governor Cooper Announces First Round of Completing Access to Broadband Awards to Expand Internet Access in 14 Counties

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the state’s first Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program awards totaling $22 million that will connect 6,012 households and 164 businesses in 14 counties to high-speed internet. The CAB program, administered by the N.C.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

NCDIT Deputy Secretary for Broadband & Digital Equity Receives NCACC Distinguished Service Award

The N.C. Association for County Commissioners awarded Nate Denny, N.C. Department of Information Technology deputy secretary for Broadband and Digital Equity, its distinguished service award for his work to help counties prepare for and participate in the state’s high-speed internet infrastructure funding programs.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The N.C. Association for County Commissioners awarded Nate Denny, N.C. Department of Information Technology deputy secretary for Broadband and Digital Equity, its distinguished service award for his work to help counties prepare for and participate in the state’s high-speed internet infrastructure funding programs.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

N.C. Broadband Division Receives Federal Approval of Five-Year Plan for Investing $1.5 Billion in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Funding Plan details how funding will be used to connect all North Carolinians to affordable, reliable high-speed internet service

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity’s five-year action plan for the state’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program funding has been approved by both the NTIA and NIST.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity’s five-year action plan for the state’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program funding has been approved by both the NTIA and NIST.