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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.
Thomas Parrish IV will fill the role held by Tracy Doaks, who announced in July to lead a nonprofit dedicated to broadband expansion in rural areas.
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.
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.
<p>As many as 280 school buses will carry Wi-Fi hotspots donated by &nbsp;AT&amp;T, Google and Duke Energy Foundation to support remote learning during COVID-19.</p>
<p>The&nbsp;North Carolina&nbsp;911&nbsp;Board invites residents to join them in recognizing the vital role of public safety telecommunications personnel across the state and country as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.</p>
<p>The N.C. Department of Information Technology&rsquo;s Broadband Infrastructure Office has developed an <a href="https://www.ncbroadband.gov/covid19broadband/">interactive map</a> to help North Carolina residents find free and low-cost internet and mobile service offerings in their area. The online map is updated daily with new offerings, which include free public Wi-Fi access points for remote learning and working.</p>
<p>A new board charged with helping determine and shape the top IT priorities for North Carolina will meet for the first time Friday.</p>
<p>The N.C. Department of Information Technology on Monday released new data indices that provide a more accurate look at the current state of broadband access, adoption and the digital divide in communities across North Carolina.</p>
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