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<p>North Carolina has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to upgrade and enhance 911 systems across the state, N.C. Department of Information Technology Secretary and State CIO Eric Boyette announced today. North Carolina is one of 34 states and two tribal nations receiving grants from the $109 million 911 Grant Program.</p>
<p>Nine library systems, four municipalities and two state agencies are partnering to improve internet access in rural communities in 14 counties.</p>
<p>Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, announced today the release of the &ldquo;The Homework Gap in North Carolina,&rdquo; a report that provides communities with strategies to bridge the homework gap that occurs when students are assigned homework that requires internet access but lack an internet connection at home.</p>
<p>The State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the North Carolina&nbsp;Department of Information Technology (NC DIT) are pleased to announce the official launch of a new partner program with the Robeson County Public Library and the Public Schools of Robeson County.&nbsp;</p>
<p>A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina.</p>
<p>The application period for the 2018 GREAT Grant program will close Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.</p>
<p>Service to 911 centers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast was restored Thursday afternoon, according to telecommunications companies that serve the centers</p>
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