Press Releases

Friday, August 11, 2023

NC Broadband Division Seeks Public Commentary on Guidance for Broadband Pole Replacement Program Program will facilitate rapid deployment of high-speed internet service as part of Gov. Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on guidance posted today for its upcoming Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet.
Friday, August 11, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on guidance posted today for its upcoming Broadband Pole Replacement Program as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Governor Cooper Encourages Participation in State Digital Equity Surveys; Promotes County and Regional Digital Inclusion Resources Surveys will help the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy gain a better understanding of digital equity needs and available resources.

Governor Roy Cooper today urged the public to participate in the state’s first Digital Equity Survey by Aug. 31 to share their needs for digital skills to safely access the internet.
Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper today urged the public to participate in the state’s first Digital Equity Survey by Aug. 31 to share their needs for digital skills to safely access the internet.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

NC Broadband Division Extends Deadline for Internet Providers to Prequalify for Several State Broadband Expansion Programs Vendor Proposals Now Due Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

The Division of Broadband and Digital Equity has extended the deadline for its “Broadband Expansion and Access” request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program. Vendors may now submit proposals until 2 p.m. on Aug. 14.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Division of Broadband and Digital Equity has extended the deadline for its “Broadband Expansion and Access” request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program. Vendors may now submit proposals until 2 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

NC Broadband Division Seeking Strategic Advisory Services for Broadband and Digital Equity Programs Services will help achieve Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

NCDIT’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals inviting qualified vendors to submit a proposal detailing how they would provide strategic advisory services for a wide range of programs that improve access to high-speed internet throughout North Carolina.
Thursday, July 20, 2023

NCDIT’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals inviting qualified vendors to submit a proposal detailing how they would provide strategic advisory services for a wide range of programs that improve access to high-speed internet throughout North Carolina.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

NC Awards Nearly $80 Million to Give More North Carolinians High-Speed Internet Access, Gov. Cooper Announces Grants will bring broadband to 25,000 N.C. households in 33 counties

Across North Carolina, 25,825 households and 862 businesses in 33 counties will get high-speed internet thanks to nearly $80 million in additional Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
Thursday, July 06, 2023

Across North Carolina, 25,825 households and 862 businesses in 33 counties will get high-speed internet thanks to nearly $80 million in additional Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Governor Cooper Announces North Carolina Will Receive More Than $1.5 Billion in Federal Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet Access Across the State

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded North Carolina more than $1.5 billion to fund high-speed internet infrastructure under the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Monday, June 26, 2023

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded North Carolina more than $1.5 billion to fund high-speed internet infrastructure under the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

NC Broadband Division to Prequalify Internet Providers for Several State Broadband Expansion Programs

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

State Broadband Office Helps Identify 115,000 Additional N.C. Locations in Need of Broadband Access Updated data could help NC secure more federal funding for high-speed internet access

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced that its nearly 43,000 challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Map aided in surfacing 115,000 additional North Carolina homes and businesses that do not have access to high-speed internet.
Thursday, June 15, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced that its nearly 43,000 challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Map aided in surfacing 115,000 additional North Carolina homes and businesses that do not have access to high-speed internet.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Digital Navigator Grants Worth $4M to Help North Carolinians Gain Online Skills, Access Projects will help North Carolinians gain digital literacy as part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $4 million in awards for the state’s first digital navigator initiative to be used to help connect North Carolinians to services that aid with home connectivity issues, digital device use, digital skills acquisition, and Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $4 million in awards for the state’s first digital navigator initiative to be used to help connect North Carolinians to services that aid with home connectivity issues, digital device use, digital skills acquisition, and Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Public Commentary on Draft Request for Proposals Latest Step in Gov. Cooper’s Plan to Close the Digital Divide

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on its draft request for proposals posted today as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet. The division will use the request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers for state convenience contract awards to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.
Tuesday, May 09, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on its draft request for proposals posted today as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet. The division will use the request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers for state convenience contract awards to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.