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<p>Modern education, health and economic systems require digital technology, Gov. Cooper said Wednesday at the North Carolina Digital Government Summit. However, hundreds of thousands of people in rural North Carolina are being left behind because they lack access to reliable high-speed broadband service.</p>
<p>Western Carolina University has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university&rsquo;s electricity distribution service.</p>
<p>North Carolina has been selected as one of four states to be included in the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Implementing State Cybersecurity.</p>
<p>Eric Boyette, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and chair of the state&rsquo;s NC 911 Board, helped Richmond County open its new 911 center Wednesday.</p>
<p>Recently, Innovation Center Director Deante Tyler sat down with NCDIT Digital Solutions Director Billy Hylton to discuss the recent&nbsp;We Are NC Gov event and digital strategy in the public sector.&nbsp;Billy leads a team that takes a citizen-focused approach to web and digital services for North Carolina.</p>
<p>L.V. Pokey Harris, a longtime public safety professional, has been hired as the new executive director of the NC 911 Board.</p>
<p>Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology.</p>
<p>Three leaders in the North Carolina Department of Information Technology have been honored by a national publication for being among the best in their fields. Deputy State Chief Information Officer Tracy Doaks, Chief Customer Officer Jon Minshew and Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson were among 50 state IT professionals recognized for excellence during the StateScoop 50 Awards in Baltimore on Sunday evening during the National Association of State Chief Information Officers&#39; (NASCIO) midyear conference.</p>
<p>The North Carolina 911 Board today honored a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department telecommunicator who helped counsel a colleague in training after a 911 call during which a psychiatric patient threatened to harm himself and his mother. The incident resulted in the patient being shot and killed by police.</p>
<p>Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) and State Chief Information Officer, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Community Broadband Playbook.</p>
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