Press Releases

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

State Hosts Closing the Digital Divide Listening Session; Registration Open for Six Additional Stops Community input will help guide investments to expand broadband and digital equity

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity yesterday hosted the first of eight regional sessions to collect feedback from residents and businesses to inform state plans to address each community’s needs for affordable high-speed internet access, devices and digital training. Registration is available for the remaining sessions at www.ncbroadband.gov/register.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity yesterday hosted the first of eight regional sessions to collect feedback from residents and businesses to inform state plans to address each community’s needs for affordable high-speed internet access, devices and digital training. Registration is available for the remaining sessions at www.ncbroadband.gov/register.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Governor Cooper Announces Department of Information Technology Listening Tour on Closing Digital Divide, Encourages North Carolinians to Participate Community input from the mountains to the coast will help guide investments for broadband and digital equity

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity will host a statewide listening tour focused on closing the digital divide to collect feedback from stakeholders.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity will host a statewide listening tour focused on closing the digital divide to collect feedback from stakeholders.

Friday, March 17, 2023

North Carolina Awarded $500,000 to Help More People Afford High-Speed Internet Grant to Help NC Reach Goal of 1 Million Families in Affordable Connectivity Program

The FCC has awarded the NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity a $500,000 Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Grant to help the state reach its goal of enrolling 1 million N.C. households in the Affordable Connectivity Program by the end of 2024.
Friday, March 17, 2023

The FCC has awarded the NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity a $500,000 Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Grant to help the state reach its goal of enrolling 1 million N.C. households in the Affordable Connectivity Program by the end of 2024.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

State Awards $9.9M in Grants to Expand Digital Equity and Literacy Initiatives First phase funds projects by state agencies, universities for digital literacy training, device access and digital inclusion planning as part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $9.9 million in awards for the state’s first Digital Equity Grant, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $9.9 million in awards for the state’s first Digital Equity Grant, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Risk Management Services Vendor

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

N.C. Tech Awards Honor Angie Bailey as 2022 Tech Woman of the Year, Name Four NCDIT Finalists

NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office Director Angie Bailey was named N.C. Tech Association’s 2022 Tech Woman of the Year as part of the N.C. Tech Awards. NCDIT also had four finalists in awards for data analytics, cybersecurity, public safety and health care.
Thursday, December 01, 2022

NCDIT Broadband Infrastructure Office Director Angie Bailey was named N.C. Tech Association’s 2022 Tech Woman of the Year as part of the N.C. Tech Awards. NCDIT also had four finalists in awards for data analytics, cybersecurity, public safety and health care.

Friday, October 21, 2022

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

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

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

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.