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June 2018

North Carolina’s Budget Includes $10 Million for Rural Broadband

The North Carolina budget includes a new $10 million grant program within the Department of Information Technology to expand rural broadband – the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) program. Eligible projects for the grants must be discrete and specific and located in an unserved area of an economically distressed county (tier 1 area under G.S.   143B-473.08). Such projects must seek to provide broadband services to homes, businesses …Read More