Source: WFAE

Governor Cooper announced an investment of $12 million in high-speed internet for some rural North Carolina counties to help with unreliable access, WFAE reports. With the coronavirus pandemic pushing North Carolinians to work from home the need for better rural internet has been underscored.

The plan will bring high-speed internet to about 8,000 households and more than 250 businesses, Cooper said. Cooper says all North Carolinians need access to the internet, WFAE reports.

The grant will go to Bertie, Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Graham, Greene, Martin, Nash, Robeson, Rockingham, and Swain counties via the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) technology grant program.

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