At least 637,000 North Carolinians don’t have a minimum broadband connection recommended by the FCC. Most of these people are in rural counties. Anita Brown-Graham examines one western North Carolina county’s attempt to bridge the Digital Divide.
Digital Extra 1:Rural broadband networks are vital to job growth
Digital Extra 2:Rural business owners thrive with expanded broadband
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- The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?
- The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?
- Leaping the Digital Divide and Leaping the Digital Divide brief
- Digital prosperity: How broadband can deliver health and equity to all communities
- How States Support Broadband Projects
- Wilson’s approach: Greenlight Community Broadband
- Report: Community Network Leads North Carolina to Fast Internet Future
- Wilson, N.C.’s Greenlight Broadband Network Attracts National Attention
- Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses FCC Rule Allowing Public Broadband Expansion (Community-owned broadband no longer an option for North Carolina communities)
- The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?
- Broadband Innovation: Country Cablevision
- North Carolina Co-op Takes Initiative to Close the Rural Broadband Gap (French Broad Electric Membership Corporation)
- Mitchell County Economic Development Commission—Connectivity
- Connecting North Carolina State Broadband Plan—Economic Development Recommendations
- The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?
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