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28828
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When it comes to public infrastructure, Wilson, North Carolina, has long been ahead of the curve. However, Wilson has been prohibited from extending internet services beyond the county to rural communities. State representatives are considering a range of options, including changes in public-private partnerships.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 43, Nov 2016, p10-11, il Periodical Website
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28222
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The e-NC Authority and Jane Smith Patterson are working to bring broadband to North Carolina’s most distressed counties. This service also brings training and education essential to finding and creating new jobs. Without access to technology and broadband internet service, economic development in rural counties of the state will suffer.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 8, February 2007, p20-21 Periodical Website
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27968
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The North Carolina House rejected a bill that would have prevented cities and towns from providing their own broadband services. The bill was passed by the Senate. Rural areas and small towns are often not provided high-speed internet by telecommunications companies. Cities and towns can now privately complete projects instead of having to wait for companies to install the technology in their area.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 28, July 2010, p7 Periodical Website
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38231
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Many small towns in North Carolina are experiencing a crisis towns and cities are invulnerable to. Younger generations are moving out in search of better jobs; companies once occupational mainstays are closing; opportunities for infrastructure improvement and economic recovery are lost. For their citizens, the toll can be seen in skyrocketing rates of poverty, disability, overdose, and addiction. Efforts to combat this crisis include Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong. This program is designed to rejuvenate downtowns, upskill workers, provide small business loans, and enhance high speed Internet connections.
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27955
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The state Senate passed bill S 1209 which places a 14-month moratorium on cities and towns who wish to build their own high-speed broadband networks. The bill hurts many rural communities that the telecommunications companies have not served with high-speed internet. Lobbyists for the telecommunications companies worked hard to support the bill and the companies have contributed to bill sponsor Sen. David Hoyle D-Gaston’s campaign efforts. The bill will now head to the house where it is expected to pass.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 23, June 2010, p11-13 Periodical Website
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22165
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A lack of access to high-speed internet service is an ongoing complaint among North Carolinians, especially in rural areas and smaller communities. Rural sections of the state are often bypassed by the larger cable providers--one reason being that they don't bring in enough revenue. Sixty years ago electric cooperatives brought electricity to these same areas. Now they are working to bring fast, reliable cable services to these areas. Miller describes a fiber-optic cable network that's going up across the state to bring \"the network to the unserved and underserved.\"
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 43 Issue 0, Feb 2011, p11-13, il, map
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31063
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Five counties in North Carolina still have less than fifty-percent access to high-speed Internet service, and twenty-one other counties have less than seventy-percent access. With support from the state’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, the e-NC Authority works to promote technology-based economic development in these areas. High-speed Internet is now available in rural counties through a service called WildBlue.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 8, Aug 2006, p8, il
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