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A primer about the functions that broadband plays in modern life, with a section about how broadband is defined by the speeds of download and upload data transmission.
The Community Broadband Planning Playbook is a tool from North Carolina’s Department of Information Technology that provides guidance on expanding broadband access in communities. This playbook helps create incentives and favorable policies so that communities may build partnerships with providers and increase access.
This resource from the State of North Carolina provides an overview of why broadband is important, the benefits of broadband, and what technologies can be used to access broadband.
This report assesses the current status of broadband availability in North Carolina and offers strategies to achieve universal access. The chief recommendations focus on incentivizing investment in next generation, future-proof infrastructure and reducing barriers to deployment, creating community-based adoption and use programs, closing the "homework gap," facilitating integration of broadband into economic development strategies, and leveraging the influence telehealth technologies have on household broadband adoption and use.
This report explores state broadband policy in North Carolina and examines its effects on competition. The report finds that rural communities in North Carolina see less investment and less competition than their urban counterparts and that cooperatives are responsible for many of the rural broadband successes in the state.
This report examines the problem of access to high-speed internet and explores models of emerging public-private partnerships that can help solve the gaps in access. It makes a strong case that North Carolina must change its policy approaches to better encourage these partnerships, which are needed if major parts of the state are not going to be left behind economically.
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