Between 2019 and 2021, the share of young adults ages 18 to 34 who worked from home increased by 12.0 percentage points
Leap into the future by upgrading from DSL to the reliability and scalability of fiber broadband
The need for accurate data pinpointing where broadband service is available, and where it is not available, has never been greater. The new National Broadband Map provides information about the internet services available to individual locations across the country, along with new maps of mobile coverage, as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the […]
Support digital education and inclusion in your community by becoming a part of the WNC broadband stewards!
Buncombe Aging Services Alliance (BASA) received a virtual presentation on ACP or the FCC’s funding of the Affordable Connectivity Program on Wednesday, November 16th.
Computer device ownership is at the core of digital equity because it provides access to information, education, employment opportunities, civic engagement, and improved health outcomes.
Internet Connectivity in the Metro Asheville Area
WNC Broadband Project 2023-24
Read the State of North Carolina’s BEAD Program Five-Year Plan Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program draft
Senior Computer Gaps and Resources in NC
When was the last time you visited or signed online to your local library services?
Digital nomads usually move from one location to another, whether within their home country or internationally, while maintaining their work commitments online.
Broadband supports tourism in Lake Lure
Strategies for computer and smartphone device refurbishment
DHT or Dogwood Health Trust’s purpose is to dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of all people and communities of Western North Carolina. So why would the Dogwood Health Trust categorize ‘Through the Trees,’ a computer device refurbisher in Brevard, NC; a ‘health & wellness’ partner? Computer device refurbishers may fall under the health and wellness category in philanthropy for several reasons: “About – Dogwood Health Trust.” 2023. Dogwood Health Trust. March 8, 2023. https://dogwoodhealthtrust.org/about/. “Through the Trees – Dogwood Health Trust.” 2023. Dogwood Health Trust. October 27, 2023. https://dogwoodhealthtrust.org/partner-profiles-s-v/through-the-trees/. “Through the Trees.” 2023. Through the Trees. 2023. https://throughthetrees.us/index.html. […]
Expanding digital equity in North Carolina
Broadband allows ChatGPT to create images, including this demonstration for WNC Broadband.
What will be the challenges and opportunities for NC and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s allocation?
How does broadband transforms your local community center?
What is the correlation between AI (Artificial Intelligence) and broadband? Why is this correlation important for Western North Carolina?
Broadband News Posts
What is broadband and why is it important? Learn more about broadband and test your speed.
Actions We Can Take
Learn more about broadband initiatives and the digital divide in WNC, what candidates and policymakers are saying, and how to get involved.
Speed Test and Mapping
Take the speed test to learn more about the capabilities of your speed and to contribute your speed data to further improve broadband in your community.
The WNC Broadband aims to support communities interested in ensuring access to reliable, truly high-speed internet service. It develops tools to empower individuals, communities, and area leaders in advocating effectively for their digital needs. As a community-supported initiative building on the work of West Next Generation Network (WestNGN), it is not owned or controlled by any affiliate of WestNGN. The WNC Broadband team is also not financed by any corporate entity, as such financing would be inconsistent with the Project’s independent community engagement focus. The views, opinions and products of the WNC Broadband team are the sole responsibility of the team members and its advisory board, acting in their personal capacity and not in any capacity related to WestNGN, UNC Asheville, or any other WestNGN affiliate.