North Carolinians across the state are using broadband to improve their education, their businesses and their lives. This video series highlights some of the examples of broadband building better communities.

Bridging the Homework Gap

Lee County Schools is a predominantly rural district, with 70 percent of its K-12 students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Many students do not have internet access at home, which prevents them from completing homework assignments and puts them at a disadvantage in the classroom. During the end of 2015-2016 school year, the
Yancey County, located in Northwestern NC, has a population of almost 18,000 residents, hosts three large industrial manufacturers, and supports tourism around Mount Mitchell. However, most tourists and residents could not consistently access broadband in the county due to poor availability. The county found that 64% of people surveyed were unable to receive service and

Small town manufacturing connectivity

Mars Hill, N.C. – NC Department of Information Technology Broadband Infrastructure Office spotlights the Advanced Superabrasives plant’s high-speed fiber connectivity.

VIDEO: WiFi-to-go

wifi to go

Blogs & News

launch announcement
RALEIGH N.C. – North Carolina will be better able to identify and address places that lack reliable internet service using a new tool launched today by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s (DIT) Broadband Infrastructure Office. People will be able to use the new interactive mapping tool to report whether they have internet access

The Value of User-Reported Data

We hear from fellow North Carolinians across the state about their experiences connecting to the internet. From these conversation we’ve been appraised of previously unidentified gaps and pockets of unserved and underserved areas. As a result, we are about to launch our new user-reported mapping initiative which will allow citizens to self-identify their location and
broadband infrastructure office user-reporting tool
As you know, the Broadband Infrastructure Office is launching out new user-reported mapping initiative soon where we invite users to self-report their broadband speeds so that we can identify the pockets of unserved and underserved areas around the state. So, we wanted to take a sec and give you a sneak peek of the process.  
WHat are the benefits of mapping broadband coverage
Broadband mapping efforts have been taking place across the country for some time now. Most of the maps within the United States are driven by data that is submitted to states or the Federal Communications Commission. The data is provided by internet service providers and typically compiled at census block level. At this level, the