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.
“Broadband is an essential utility for all North Carolinians in today’s global economy, and the GREAT program is successfully delivering on the General Assembly’s promise to encourage and assist providers in deploying internet connectivity at the highest possible speeds,” Rep. Arp said Tuesday.
North Carolina’s GREAT program uniquely incentivizes broadband companies to provide higher speeds to ensure that as much of the state as possible is well-positioned with broadband service for the future.