The Great Grant for North Carolina Broadband, is a program aimed at expanding broadband internet access in underserved areas of North Carolina.
The program was established in 2019 by the North Carolina General Assembly, which appropriated $10 million to the initiative. The goal of the program is to fund projects that will bring high-speed internet to areas that lack reliable and affordable broadband access.
The Great Grant for North Carolina Broadband is administered by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office. The program provides grants to internet service providers, electric cooperatives, and local governments to build broadband infrastructure in underserved areas.
The program has already awarded millions of dollars to various projects throughout the state, and more funding is expected to be allocated in the future. The program is seen as a critical step in ensuring that all North Carolinians have access to reliable and affordable broadband internet, which is increasingly necessary for work, education, and other aspects of daily life.
WNC County Profiles
See the PDF maps of broadband service and funding for each county.
The data below and other county maps are available at https://www.nconemap.gov/pages/broadband.
Data and applications related to Broadband Project Planning for grant efforts by Federal and State government organizations aimed at expanding broadband access across North Carolina and mapping data is key towards effective decisions.
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