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It’s Official
It’s Official

We congratulate Yvette and the Through the Trees team on their Brevard/Transylvania County ribbon cutting event today. Look for the ‘Upcycle Tech Electronics Thrift Store’ sign at 470 Asheville Hwy b, Brevard, NC 28712, View on Google Maps at: https://goo.gl/maps/TV2hgQKNiKAvbNXM6

FCC Broadband Map
FCC Broadband Map

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 […]

NTIA ACCESS BROADBAND Dashboard
NTIA ACCESS BROADBAND Dashboard

Broadband thematic maps

Teaching Digital Citizenship
Teaching Digital Citizenship

Support digital education and inclusion in your community by becoming a part of the WNC broadband stewards!

Indicators of Broadband Need Map
Indicators of Broadband Need Map

This NTIA map shows information on broadband availability within the United States.

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ACP for Aging Services
ACP for Aging Services

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.

The Importance of Broadband to Healthcare Access
The Importance of Broadband to Healthcare Access

Fab Friday: “The Importance of Broadband to Healthcare Access”

Who are the UNCA Broadband Stewards?
Who are the UNCA Broadband Stewards?

UNC Asheville students and faculty paint the future in the stewardship of WNC Broadband.

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Broadband News Posts

  • An AI Avatar with Broadband
    Thanks to broadband, generative AI received 20 pictures of Marc and created this futuristic galaxy avatar of him (of many other pictures).
  • Poor Internet Service?
    To address poor internet service, try troubleshooting your network, changing location for better signal, using a wired connection, optimizing device settings, utilizing mobile data or public Wi-Fi, downloading offline content, seeking alternative ISPs, and contacting your provider.
  • NC GREAT Grant 2022
    The Great Grant for North Carolina Broadband, is a program aimed at expanding broadband internet access in underserved areas of North Carolina.
  • Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment Performance Tool
    How is your community doing with Affordable Connectivity Program sign-up? The Benton Foundation has a map to help determine the performance.
  • Urging Schools to Adopt and Teach Cybersecurity Best Practices
    To improve online safety and build a stronger cybersecurity workforce, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency funded Cyber.org, a cybersecurity workforce development organization, to provide K-12 schools with cybersecurity curricula.
  • WNC: Lack of broadband effect on telehealth
    What is the impact of limited broadband access on healthcare services in Western North Carolina?

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Broadband 101

What is broadband and why is it important? Learn more about broadband and test your speed.  

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Community Initiatives

What is broadband and why is it important? Learn more about broadband and test your speed.  

UNCA Mass Communication Student Project Work – visit Broadband Bulldogs.

Affordable Connectivity Program

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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.

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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.

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The WNC Broadband Project 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 Project 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 Project are the sole responsibility of the Project team and its advisory board, acting in their personal capacity and not in any capacity related to WestNGN, UNC Asheville, or any other WestNGN affiliate.