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GETTING COMMUNITIES CONNECTED

A GOOD NEWS
STORY

90% OF N.C. Households
with access to high-speed Internet

BUILDING A
GLOBAL STATE

CONNECTICING CITIZENS PREPARING FOR OUR FUTURE

AFFORDABLE AND EFFICIENT ACCESS TO BASIC AMENITITIES

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

NEARLY $40 MILLION

LEARN ABOUT E-RATE

TO EXPAND WI-FI ACCESS TO K-12 CLASSROOMS

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SUPPORTING STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, FIRST RESPONDER, & BUSINESSES

HELPING COMMUNITIES DEVELOP AN INTEGRAL PART OF 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Broadband is another term for bandwidth, or the amount of data that can be sent through a connection to access high-speed Internet. The more bandwidth, the more information a user can send or receive at any given time. Broadband is an integral part of building a 21st century technology infrastructure that supports students, educators, first responders, and businesses.

Every K – 12 school in the state has high-speed Internet access, and 98% are served by dedicated fiber. Today, North Carolina is adapting to the changing demands of technology by extending Wi-Fi access to classrooms to support digital learning. To complete the recommendations of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, BIO will develop a plan to provide Internet access to all underserved homes to facilitate student access beyond the schoolhouse.

STATE BROADBAND PLAN

STATE BROADBAND PLAN

Develop a guiding document intended to inform policy makers as they create, implement and impact policies on the deployment, adoption and use of digital Infrastructure and broadband enhance economic development, education, public safety and government efficiency

ADOPTION INITIATIVES

ADOPTION INITIATIVES

Analyze and develop recommendations to incentivize and increase adoption with the idea that if they demand it, it will come

STATE AGENCY COORDINATION

STATE AGENCY COORDINATION

Lead a state multi-agency planning group-NC Broadband Interagency Group (NCBIG) a multi-agency effort to align technology infrastructure goals among the cabinet and other agencies

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Develop and provide a County Index Rating tool to identify areas of need based on infrastructure, adoption rates and community readiness. Research, inform & assist communities through established grant programs, relationships with federal and NGOs or private foundations, & finding or creating grant opportunities for a “last mile” pilot

A NEW APPROACH
COORDINATION & COLLABORATION

We work across state agencies to align & coordinate the state’s digital infrastructure resources,
programs & relevant state agencies.

Connecting businesses Supporting development

BroadbandIO aligns NC Broadband, the statewide effort to expand high-speed Internet access, with the FirstNet public safety initiative for improved resource-sharing across state agencies.

The centralized and streamlined Office provides the opportunity to work across agencies and identify infrastructure development needs across North Carolina.

Our mission includes creating the nation’s first giga-state by 2020, expanding broadband access to underserved communities, & supporting digital learning by extending Wi-Fi access to every classroom in the State.

We also provide policy recommendations & guidance to government leaders & key stakeholders to foster digital infrastructure expansion, adoption, & use.

Innovation and Technological Breakthrough

Our state has more than 100 Internet Service Providers including
world communications leaders such as Google Fiber, AT&T, Frontier, Time Warner, Century Link

BUILDING A BROADBAND PLAN

Developing a plan that works for your community is a multi-step process. Our technical assistance program helps you with that.

planning & strategy

Making sure that the right people and the right information is at the table is critical to ensuring that your plan is achievable.

design & develop

Making sure that the plan is one that is oriented specifically toward achieving the goals that you have set out is essential for success.

implementation

Effective implementation is the best way to make sure it is carried out correctly and your goals are reached.

CONNECT WITH OUR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

We'll do all we can to help your community reach its goals.

OUR OFFICE

Digital Infrastructure Offce

301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC

Email: broadband@nc.gov
Web: www.ncbroadband.gov

Broadband Infrastructure Office

A statewide resource for broadband access, first responder communications, and classroom connectivity initiatives in NC

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