Press Releases

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 00:00

N.C. Households Can Get Help with Monthly Internet Bills from Federal Program Governor Urges N.C. Families to Sign Up Starting May 12 for Discounts on Internet, Computers

North Carolina households can get help paying for monthly internet service starting in May from a $3.2 billion federal COVID-19 relief program.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

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

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 00:00

State Technology Agency Releases First-of-Its-Kind Resource to Help Communities Create Digital Inclusion Plans 

BIO releases "Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide" to assist communities in digital inclusion planning, prioritizing digital equity.
Thursday, March 18, 2021

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 00:00

Another N.C. County Joins Satellite Internet Pilot Program to Connect Students 

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.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 00:00

New Satellite Internet Pilot Program to Connect Students in Two N.C. Counties

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.
Thursday, March 04, 2021

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.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 00:00

Broadband Infrastructure Office Releases Dashboards to Display North Carolina Broadband Survey Data

The dashboards, which are updated daily, include: a map with location-based results, a dashboard for visualizing survey results, information on methodology and field descriptions.
Thursday, January 28, 2021

The dashboards, which are updated daily, include: a map with location-based results, a dashboard for visualizing survey results, information on methodology and field descriptions.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper Announces $1.5M Grant to Expand Internet Access in Caswell County

RiverStreet Wireless of NC was awarded $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.
Monday, January 11, 2021

RiverStreet Wireless of NC was awarded $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper Announces $30 Million to Expand Internet Access in Rural Areas Projects Expected to Connect Nearly 16,000 Households, 700 Businesses to Broadband

Nearly $30 million will go to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects with a goal of connecting 15,965 households and 703 businesses in rural North Carolina to high-speed internet as part of the 2020 Special Supplementary Round of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program. 
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Nearly $30 million will go to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects with a goal of connecting 15,965 households and 703 businesses in rural North Carolina to high-speed internet as part of the 2020 Special Supplementary Round of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program. 

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 00:00

State Agencies Receive Grants to Improve Telehealth, Digital Inclusion in Appalachian Region Initiative Aims to Improve Health Outcomes, Strengthen Coal-Impacted Economy

This digital inclusion program will expand healthcare and economic opportunities for disadvantaged groups in Macon, Madison and Mitchell counties.
Monday, October 19, 2020

This digital inclusion program will expand healthcare and economic opportunities for disadvantaged groups in Macon, Madison and Mitchell counties.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 00:00

Acting Secretary Parrish Announces Device Day, Challenges Partners to Donate Computers

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved challenging for North Carolinians without reliable and affordable high-speed internet service and adequate internet-enabled devices at home. 
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved challenging for North Carolinians without reliable and affordable high-speed internet service and adequate internet-enabled devices at home. 

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Proclaims Digital Inclusion Week in North Carolina

North Carolina Digital Inclusion Week aims to underscore the importance of digital equity and to prompt digital inclusion efforts across the state to improve broadband access, foster adoption, increase computer ownership and promote digital literacy.
Monday, October 05, 2020

North Carolina Digital Inclusion Week aims to underscore the importance of digital equity and to prompt digital inclusion efforts across the state to improve broadband access, foster adoption, increase computer ownership and promote digital literacy.