Press Releases

Monday, December 20, 2021

Director of State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office Appointed

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Angie Bailey’s appointment as director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office within the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity.
Monday, December 20, 2021

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Angie Bailey’s appointment as director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office within the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

N.C. to Receive Nearly $1 Billion for Broadband from Infrastructure Act

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.

Monday, November 1, 2021

N.C. to Join the National Governors Association Workforce Innovation Network

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.
Monday, November 01, 2021

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

More Than 180,000 N.C. Households Getting Help for Monthly Internet Bills Governor Urges Families to Sign Up for Discounts on Internet, Computers

The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has enrolled 182,473 households in the state into the federal relief program, which helps families in need pay internet bills and fully participate in the digital economy.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has enrolled 182,473 households in the state into the federal relief program, which helps families in need pay internet bills and fully participate in the digital economy.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Governor Cooper Declares Rural Broadband Week to Highlight Digital Inclusion, Innovation

Rural Broadband Week, on Aug. 16–20, 2021, calls attention to the urgent need to improve broadband access and adoption across North Carolina.
Monday, August 16, 2021

Rural Broadband Week, on Aug. 16–20, 2021, calls attention to the urgent need to improve broadband access and adoption across North Carolina.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Governor Cooper Establishes Nation's First Office of Digital Equity and Literacy

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.
Thursday, July 01, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the creation of Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, a first for the state and nation, to close the digital divide.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

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

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

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.