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Actions We Can Take

WNC Broadband Speak Out

Read about the broadband situation in Western North Carolina and actions that you, leaders, and schools can take to improve broadband. You can also view more resources from the Broadband Summit here.

Federal Opportunities for Funding WNC Broadband Deployment

There are four federal programs that may provide an opportunity to find funding to help solve the WNC broadband infrastructure problem. Read more >

Policy in WNC

Governor Cooper Launches Initiative to Increase Broadband Connectivity

Executive Order No. 91 Continues North Carolina’s Work to Implement High-Speed Internet Across the State

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What Leaders and Candidates are Saying

WNC legislative candidates

Contact WNC legislative candidates and advocate for better broadband.

Broadband Priority

Terri Wells

In the midst of our current situation, it is clear now, more than ever, how important it is for all of our Buncombe County citizens to have high quality, high-speed broadband internet.

Building Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Governor Cooper

As our state and economy continue to grow, North Carolina’s families and businesses need roads, bridges, and technology infrastructure to keep thriving. Governor Cooper is working with state and local leaders to address our state’s infrastructure needs.

Republican Rep. Dean Arp comments on GREAT program

Rep. Dean Arp

Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), a House Appropriations Committee co-chair who led the creation and implementation of the GREAT program, said H.B. 387 provides forward-looking investments to benefit North Carolina’s rural counties and increase economic connectivity statewide.

Steps You Can Take

Get Involved

Learn how to get started and take action for local and state policy positions to improve broadband in your area. See how you can get involved here.

Take Action!

  1. Join with the WNC Broadband Project, the State Broadband Office or Connect USA to volunteer to join the effort. Contact WNC Broadband Project members.
  2. Form or join a local committee to analyze broadband speeds and availability.
  3. Promote broadband friendly policies with decision-makers you are acquainted with or who represent you.
  4. Urge governmental and community leaders to communicate directly with providers about the state of current and future service levels. Ask these local leaders to identify underserved neighborhoods and areas, to bring them to the attention of both the community and their service providers.