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RALEIGH — SECU Foundation is continuing its long-standing support for the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University with a $225,000 grant to assist with the expansion of IEI’s statewide digital inclusion program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC.

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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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GREENSBORO — Gene Legrand Hickman Jr. of Moore County, age 63, was sentenced today to 228 months in prison for receiving child pornography. Hickman  is also subject to lifetime supervision upon release. 

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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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RALEIGH — Free-market advocates in North Carolina are optimistic the relaxing of regulations in the state will help promote the growth of broadband and help close the digital divide.

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Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:36

OPINON: Brave New World Wide Web Revisited

Feb. 8 marks the silver anniversary of an iconic early manifesto defending the Internet as a space where personal liberties and social cooperation might flourish free of political control ... just in time. John Perry Barlow emailed "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" from the World Economic Forum the day Bill Clinton signed into law restraints on free expression via the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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