Expanding Access

At least 1.1 million North Carolina households lack access to high-speed internet, cannot afford it or do not have the skills needed to take advantage of the digital economy. Various state and national initiatives are working to close the digital divide to achieve digital equity for all North Carolinians.

  1. Open Broadband

Open Broadband

Recognizing that more people than ever before were needed to work and go to school remotely, the County approved $150,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to go towards fixed wireless broadband expansion using Open Broadband.  Open Broadband's coverage map shows potential coverage areas in the northern part of the county and southeastern areas. Citizens in Open Broadband coverage areas can contact them directly to sign up for service.  

  1. Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)
  1. GREAT Grant