Stories tagged: "broadband"


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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.

A silver alarm clock illustrates that time is running out for the North Carolina budget to be approved by July 1.
Teacher Raises and Wider Access to Health Care on Hold as NC Budget Deadline Looms

If North Carolina legislators can't agree on a budget before July 1, the state will grapple with crucial service gaps for the second year in a row.

Gov. Roy Cooper (L) greets then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Raleigh in October 2020. Cooper says it is "critical" for North Carolina that Congress passes Biden's American Jobs Plan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Federal Infrastructure Bill ‘Critical’ for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper Says

Cooper calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which includes massive amounts of funding for roads, bridges, broadband, housing, and climate change.

Virtual school is in. But with a half-million NC kids without the internet access they need, how equitable is it? (Image via Shutterstock)
Virtual Schools Are Starting. But Half a Million NC Kids Don’t Have the Internet Access They Need.

Coronavirus and virtual schools has laid bare the essential nature of broadband in NC. It’s time to get serious about solutions.