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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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