North Carolina is preparing for a $1 billion broadband push
Officials said to allocate the funding effectively, they'll need more-accurate data.
ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains
Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.
North Carolina broadband director departs for U.S. Treasury role
Jeff Sural, who's led the office since its 2015 founding, has been hired as a broadband adviser at the U.S. Treasury Department.
State CIOs eye satellite internet, chatbots, automation tools
Satellite internet systems could be a cheaper solution to the digital divide, particularly in rural states, top technology officials said.
North Carolina launches digital equity and literacy office
The new office will be led by Jeremy Collins, the state’s director of innovative connectivity.
Former N.C. cyber chief Maria Thompson joins AWS
Thompson, who stepped down from state government June 4, is now a lead cybersecurity adviser to Amazon Web Services' state and local clients.
Cisco targets rural broadband expansion with North Carolina center
Cisco executives said a new Rural Broadband Center will showcase technologies designed to reduce internet providers' costs of expanding service.
North Carolina cybersecurity chief Maria Thompson resigns
Maria Thompson, who had been North Carolina's chief risk officer since 2015, has taken a role in the private sector, state officials said.
North Carolina House passes 'historic' broadband investment
The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that promises $750 million in funding for broadband expansion.