Digital Divide

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 00:00

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 - 00:00

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 - 00:00

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 - 00:00

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 00:00

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.

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 00:00

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Public Commentary on Draft Request for Proposals

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a draft request for proposals today for public review and comment.
Friday, July 15, 2022

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a draft request for proposals today for public review and comment.

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Announces Plan to Join Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program Read Governor Cooper’s Letter

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper, U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo Announce Significant Federal Funding to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet Across the Country 'Internet for All' Initiative Will Invest $45B to Provide Affordable, Reliable, High-Speed Internet for Everyone in America by 2030

The Biden-Harris Administration’s "Internet for All" initiative will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable and high-speed internet for everyone in the United States by 2030.
Friday, May 13, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration’s "Internet for All" initiative will invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable and high-speed internet for everyone in the United States by 2030.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 00:00

Director of State’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Appointed

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Annette Taylor will join the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity on May 2 as the new director of the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NCDIT Secretary James Weaver today announced Annette Taylor will join the Division of Broadband and Digital Equity on May 2 as the new director of the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 00:00

First-Ever N.C. Education Datathon Analyzes the Digital Divide

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, an event which paired teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.
Thursday, April 07, 2022

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, an event which paired teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.