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ROCKINGHAM — Nearly 1,900 Richmond County residents could have access to high-speed internet service in about two years, following the signing of an agreement Tuesday night.

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RALEIGH — Applications are open for North Carolina’s government broadband grants. Taxpayer advocates hope the money is spent in the right places.

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RALEIGH — As the federal government — and leaders in North Carolina — look to plow millions of taxpayer dollars into broadband growth, a possible merger between two internet providers with strong footprints in the state could help facilitate high-speed infrastructure development.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County administered the seven-minute confidential Richmond County Broadband Survey last summer (July, August, September, 2021) to determine areas of poor internet service.

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PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments, in conjunction with its members Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties, and the municipalities therein have been  working on a broadband (internet access) demand study aimed at improving broadband  availability within the five-county region.  

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RALEIGH — The General Assembly may allocate hundreds of millions in federal relief toward closing the digital divide this session, but policy experts says lawmakers still need to reduce regulations to further help the expansion of broadband infrastructure.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2021 13:00

OPINION: Solving the digital divide

When people were asked to shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, it was taken for granted that modern broadband technology could serve as a bridge to normalcy.

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Still cannot get high-quality, reliable, high-speed internet service at home? You are not alone.

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RALEIGH — A bipartisan group of senators is crafting legislation that would find ways to expand broadband access in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — Richmond County’s state representative has introduced a bill to help residents in rural North Carolina gain better access to broadband internet service.

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