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Broadband As A Utility

How will broadband infrastructure money be spent?

Municipal Internet Service Throughout WNC?

WRAL calls out Wilson North Carolina as a model for municipal broadband as a utility similar to electricity and water. Could this model work in Western North Carolina communities?

How could the details of infrastructure funding play into how high-speed internet is made available for all of Western North Carolina? Could it favor rural areas over cities?

Please contact a member of the WNC Broadband Project Leadership Team with thoughts or comments.


Brown M. Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities. WRAL.com. Published September 12, 2021. Accessed September 15, 2021. https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/internet-funding-rule-could-favor-rural-areas-over-cities/19871969/


Jodi Leese Glusco. WRAL Documentary: Disconnected. WRAL.com. Published March 16, 2020. Accessed September 15, 2021. https://www.wral.com/wral-documentary-disconnected/18999023/