Press Releases

The N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) announced today its new website aimed at educating K-12 students, school administrators and parents on the dangers of cyberattacks and how best to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

The N.C. 911 Board approved $9.9 million in grants from the state’s 911 Fund for seven counties and one municipality and $2.14 million for statewide projects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved challenging for North Carolinians without reliable and affordable high-speed internet service and adequate internet-enabled devices at home.

North Carolina Digital Inclusion Week aims to underscore the importance of digital equity and to prompt digital inclusion efforts across the state to improve broadband access, foster adoption, increase computer ownership and promote digital literacy.

The initiative is part of a month-long campaign by the N.C. Department of Information Technology to educate people about cybersecurity threats and ways they can guard against them.

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $32 million in pandemic relief grant funding to help bring high-speed internet access to rural North Carolina.

Nearly $40 million is going to NC Student Connect, a partnership tackling internet connectivity gaps that disrupt remote learning for N.C. students.

Five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, thanks to more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act.

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 she was leading the N.C. Department of Information Technology to lead a nonprofit dedicated to broadband expansion in rural areas.