WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The Broadband Infrastructure Office (BroadbandIO) was established by the State Chief Information Officer (SCIO) in 2015 as a statewide resource for broadband access, first responder communications and classroom connectivity initiatives led by the State of North Carolina.
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, and supporting digital learning by extending Wi-Fi access to every classroom in the State. We also provide policy recommendations and guidance to government leaders and key stakeholders to foster digital infrastructure expansion, adoption, and use.
CENTRALIZED AND STREAMLINED
The Office provides the opportunity to work across agencies and identify infrastructure development needs across North Carolina.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
We are in the field helping communities build what is an integral part of building a 21st century technology infrastructure that supports students, educators, first responders, and businesses.
The Technical Assistance program consists of an on-the-ground technical team that helps with counties across the state with needed broadband expertise.
PLANNING AND POLICY
Our office works with our partners, supporting communities in their planning and providing policy recommendations and guidance to government leaders and key stakeholders to foster digital infrastructure expansion, adoption, and use.
- K-12 Connectivity
- First Responders
- Digital Learning