Stories tagged: "broadband"

Warren County is one of 93 North Carolina counties to benefit from federally funded grants to expand broadband. (Photographs by Michael McElroy/Cardinal & Pine)
How Rural Broadband Is Coming to This North Carolina County

More than 1.1 million North Carolinians lack access to high-speed internet, a necessity of the modern economy. In Warren County and other rural areas, help is finally on the way. 

Graphic by Francesca Daly, Photograph courtesy of Sally Weldon
Op-Ed: Rural Homes Like Mine Could Soon Get High-Speed Internet Thanks to Biden Administration

"If I’m checking a bank account or sending an email, my husband can’t look up a dinner recipe or read the news," Weaverville resident Sally Weldon writes in an op-ed.

Image of Alligator River Bridge courtesy of North Carolina Department of Transportation
Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Law Proves Government Still Works

Funding from the law will help replace the Alligator River Bridge between Tyrrell and Dare counties, a "life-changing project," says Nathan Everett, Chair of the Tyrrell County Board of Commissioners.

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These 10 North Carolina School Districts Have the Slowest Internet Speeds

As more schools integrate technology into the classroom, the need for fast, reliable internet is even greater. We compiled a list of school districts in North Carolina with the slowest internet speeds using data from Connect K-12.

A slice of rural North Carolina.
Because of Federal Grants, 23 North Carolina Counties Are Finally Going to Get Broadband Internet

A lack of internet access is a huge problem in rural communities, and the grants, funded by the American Rescue Plan, are a part of an effort to close the “digital gap” in North Carolina. 

An empty street on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Proponents of Biden's newly-signed infrastructure act say the funding will dramatically impact roads, bridges, internet, and transit in rural North Carolina. (Shutterstock)
It’s the Small Towns of North Carolina Like Mine That Desperately Need Biden’s Infrastructure Funding

A former state lawmaker from Franklin County on growing up in an infrastructure-starved town, and why Biden’s new infrastructure act makes a difference.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.