Press Releases

Monday, October 19, 2020

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

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

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.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Applications Open for $32M in Special GREAT Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Rural Areas

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $32 million in pandemic relief grant funding to help bring high-speed internet access to rural North Carolina.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $32 million in pandemic relief grant funding to help bring high-speed internet access to rural North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Gov. Cooper Announces Nearly $40M to Connect Students and Communities to High-Speed Internet, Help Educators with Remote Learning

Nearly $40 million is going to NC Student Connect, a partnership tackling internet connectivity gaps that disrupt remote learning for N.C. students.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Nearly $40 million is going to NC Student Connect, a partnership tackling internet connectivity gaps that disrupt remote learning for N.C. students.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Gov. Cooper Announces Additional Funding to Connect More North Carolinians to High-Speed Internet

Five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, thanks to more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act.
Friday, September 04, 2020

Five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, thanks to more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gov. Cooper Announces More Than $12M to Expand Internet Access

People living and working in 11 rural counties will get expanded high-speed internet service thanks to more than $12 million in grants awarded by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

People living and working in 11 rural counties will get expanded high-speed internet service thanks to more than $12 million in grants awarded by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Feasibility Study Recommends Ways to Increase Access to Broadband, Telehealth Services in Western N.C.

The study identified the broadband, health care and telehealth assets and gaps in the 20 coal-impacted counties in the Appalachian region in order to design pilot programs that leverage technology to provide appropriate clinical interventions, improve the local population’s health, increase local workforce participation and ultimately improve local economies.
Friday, July 24, 2020

The study identified the broadband, health care and telehealth assets and gaps in the 20 coal-impacted counties in the Appalachian region in order to design pilot programs that leverage technology to provide appropriate clinical interventions, improve the local population’s health, increase local workforce participation and ultimately improve local economies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NCDIT, Broadband Office Announce Broadband Survey; Encourage Statewide Participation

The North Carolina Broadband Survey will help the N.C. Department of Information Technology gain a better understanding of internet speeds and the need for high-speed internet in the state.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The North Carolina Broadband Survey will help the N.C. Department of Information Technology gain a better understanding of internet speeds and the need for high-speed internet in the state.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

School Buses to Serve as Wi-Fi Hot Spots for Remote Learning

As many as 280 school buses will carry Wi-Fi hotspots donated by AT&T, Google and Duke Energy Foundation to support remote learning during COVID-19.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020

As many as 280 school buses will carry Wi-Fi hotspots donated by AT&T, Google and Duke Energy Foundation to support remote learning during COVID-19.