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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Broadband

Areas of our region lack adequate broadband access.  High-speed broadband is a necessity for the development of resilient and successful communities.  It is required for businesses to thrive and ultra-high-speed broadband is critical to global competitiveness.

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USDA Launches High-Speed Broadcast e-Connectivity Resource Guide
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To access the report, please visit The Homework Gap in North Carolina on the Broadband Infrastructure Office website. To take the Speak Up survey, please visit http://speakup.tomorrow.org.
Homework Gap Report

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STRATEGIES AND TACTICS:
Improve robust and affordable broadband access to un-served and underserved areas to meet present and future needs.
  • Establish a regional broadband task force.
  • Identify and prioritize areas where High Speed Internet and Broadband for middle and last mile is needed.
  • Identify barriers that prevent innovative programs designed to leverage public and private investment that can improve broadband services in the region.
  • Create opportunities to optimize return on public and private investments in broadband infrastructure and capabilities. 
  • Identify incentives (e.g., grants, loans, tax programs) to encourage greater private investment by the telecoms in the broadband infrastructure.
  • Allow for public investment in broadband infrastructure.
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