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.

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

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VIDEO: WiFi En Route

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Blogs & News

The Edenton Chowan Partnership has been selected to participate in the Cool and Connected Program sponsored by the USDA Rural Utilities Services and the US EPA, according to Larry Lombardi, executive director of the partnership. The program offers planning assistance to communities interested in expanding their opportunity to offer broadband capabilities, Lombardi said during a
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  Courtney T. Owens, Ph.D, Kentucky State University S. Janine Parker, Ph.D, Broadband Infrastructure Office, NC Department of Information Technology Introduction Access to broadband and broadband adoption has increased nationally over the last decade, but that increase has been much slower for some areas than others. Southeastern states have a much lower broadband adoption rate
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In April 2016, Orange County launched a Wi-Fi to go program for citizens in their county libraries. They began with just 15 Verizon jet packs, but quickly scaled to 74 units after demand for the service became apparent. Patrons may check out a Wi-Fi to go set for three weeks with a normal fine structure.