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The e-NC Authority succeeds the Rural Internet Access Authority, which was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2000 and builds on its work to connect people to the Internet and a better future. The Authority works with all one hundred of the state's counties with a focus on rural and distressed urban areas. High-speed Internet access is available to 82 percent of the state's households and is available to more than 50 percent of local citizens in ninety-one out of North Carolina's one hundred counties.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 55 Issue 6, June 2005, p10, map
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23242
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Porter contacted other states that already had Google Fiber installed to get information about how it worked.
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23241
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Google Fiber is slowly moving into cities, with the Triangle area next on its list. This could bring internet to underserved communities.
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23243
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While many cities wait for Google Fiber, Wilson already launched its own municipal broadband, which is becoming a popular public model for other cities.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 4, February 2015, p16, il Periodical Website
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25394
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In the last few years, ECU’s Distance Education program has steadily swelled. The university boasts the world’s only nationally accredited online MBA program in the UNC system.
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25395
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While many universities in the UNC system now offer online degrees, ECU has far more to offer than the rest with 90 different online degree programs.
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27875
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Area towns and cities are working hard to attract Google’s attention. Google has offered to install its fiber network for free which will reduce the cost of high-speed internet for communities and citizens. Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Raleigh are all working on applications. Google Fiber would benefit low-income residents, start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, local businesses and students be more competitive and increase their access to information. Google's plan and local efforts are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 10, March 2010, p14-17 Periodical Website
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36080
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For ECU’s Generation Y students, reality TV truly hit home. The Loft was filmed in a local condo and featured other students. While targeting people who came of age in the Internet age, it discussed age-old roommate issues associated with the pleasures of first-time adult freedom and challenges of first-time adult responsibility.
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36313
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Unemployment related factors discussed were housing insecurity and transportation struggles. Such factors, coupled with low wage jobs, can create a cycle of poverty hard to escape and easy to perpetuate. Such factors also ranked Charlotte on the bottom of a Harvard University-sponsored economic mobility study. On the upside to this downward spiral were individuals such as Traletta Banks, an instructor showing others how to break the cycle with options such as creating career pathways. Also part of the effort was Economic Mobility Initiative, a nonprofit helping individuals on the road to self-sufficiency overcome roadblocks such as benefits cliff.
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36449
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One of Generation Z’s interests, making a difference in the world, has proof in Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School senior Sebastian Bowen. His support of ending gun violence in schools, contained in a You Tube broadcasted speech, was given in the wake of the shootings at his high school.
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36447
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Millennials have proven themselves marketing mavens through their use of web-based promotional tools. Members of NetGen experiencing a business boom through social media and blogging included PR company owner Corri Smith, hairstylist McKenna Bleu, and wedding photographer Brian Schindler.
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36448
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Proving optimistic about the impact girls can make in the world was Carrie Cook. Illustrations of her belief about this impact, if fueled by inspirational and encouraging role models, included her nonprofit organization, EmpowHERment. As for the power of collective efforts toward societal impact, she illustrated that belief through her work with Charlotte’s GreenLight Fund.