North Carolina

North Carolina is preparing for a $1 billion broadband push

by • 3 days ago

Officials said to allocate the funding effectively, they'll need more-accurate data.

ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that promises $750 million in funding for broadband expansion.