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Critical Broadband Access

Learn from Lessons

It takes partnerships and collaboration to maintain and improve the health, education, and economic development of our Western North Carolina communities.

We illuminated just how critical broadband access is for learning, working or even supplying a family in quarantine. 

Susan Mims, Interim CEO at the Dogwood Health Trust, April 30, 2021 Newsletter

What is the pathway to future Western North Carolina growth?

High speed internet or broadband and fiber optics will have a critical role!

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Strategic Priority

Broadband Connectivity

A strategic area for the Dogwood Health Trust is Economic Opportunity:

Bolstering the infrastructure for a growing economy through investments in broadband connectivity and workforce development.

Dogwood Health Trust Strategic Priority

Strategic Priorities – Dogwood Health Trust. (2021, March 30)

Dogwood Health Trust.

https://dogwoodhealthtrust.org/strategic-priorities/


‌The WNC Broadband Project Leadership team supports DHT in wanting to “help create a WNC where every generation can live, learn, earn and thrive, with dignity and opportunity for all.”

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Dogwood Trust

Broadband in the Annual Report

Community broadband is needed for every resident in Western North Carolina for economic growth, education, and telehealth as some primary reasons.

Expand Broadband Access

Dogwood Trust – Grants approved in 2020 for strategy to expand broadband access

The Dogwood Trust annual report notes approved grants in 2020 totaling $552,450 as a listed strategy to:

Retain or catalyze +5000 jobs and to diversify the regional economy through advanced manufacturing and other suitable sectors

Dogwood Trust Annual Report Strategy

Economic Strategy

Broadband expansion is part of the strategy listed in the annual report linked below.

The Western North Carolina Broadband Project advocates for high-speed internet in our area.

Contact a member of our WNC Broadband Project Team with any questions.


https://dogwoodhealthtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DogwoodBOLDAnnualReport1120-v5.pdf