RALEIGH Mar 28, 2018 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. The Community Broadband Playbook, developed in NC DIT’s Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO), provides communities with functional tools including templates, examples, ideas and many more resources that communities can use to build a broadband strategy that addresses their needs. "The environment of demand for broadband is a moving target. Developing a playbook that grows and adapts alongside the need for higher speeds and bandwidth is essential for supporting local leaders," said Jeff Sural, Director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office. The Playbook was created using the Broadband Planning Primer and Toolkit developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in Partnership with the Broadband Infrastructure Office. This tool works in unison with the BIO's technical assistance team, which operates as an on-the-ground resource for helping communities build strategies that work for their specific needs. To see the playbook, visit the Community Broadband Playbook website.