Category: Technology

April 17th, 2018 by newbernpostadmin

Sputtering debate over NC internet access may have new urgency

A new report shows the uneven spread of high-speed internet technology across rural and urban areas of North Carolina.  Courtesy of the North Carolina League of Municipalities

Talk of spreading broadband internet access to the far reaches of North Carolina as an economic development engine and an equalizer in the education divide is as old as dial-up service and squawking modems.

A legislative proposal to overhaul North Carolina’s broadband rules may accelerate the long-sputtering debate over the state’s role in ensuring access to high-speed internet service.

Also pushing the conversation forward is a new report that examines the urgency of improved access for the state’s economic future.

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