Broadband investment would mean billions to NC, but there’s a holdup: Utility poles

Editor’s note: Edward J. Lopez is a Professor of Economics and the Read More

New Study Highlights the Economic Benefits of Utility Pole Reform

The unfortunate and unacceptable reality in North Carolina is that nearly Read More

Western Carolina University Economist Urges NC Lawmakers to Address Barriers to Broadband Expansion

In a recent Asheville Citizen-Times op-ed, Edward J. Lopez, a Professor of Read More

Rep. Jason Saine Discusses Importance of Rural Broadband Access with RFD-TV

On last week’s RFD-TV’s Market Day Report, State Representative Jason Read More

Utility Poles: Key to Rural High-Speed Broadband Deployment & Closing the Digital Divide in North Carolina

Even as we gain an upper hand on the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgent need to Read More

Bills Introduced in North Carolina Will Help Expand Broadband Statewide

Nearly 472,000 North Carolinians live without access to a high-speed internet Read More

Closing North Carolina’s Digital Divide with the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that as part of Read More

NC National Federation of Independent Business: “Broadband Access is a Necessity”

On March 23, North Carolina Director of the National Federation of Independent Read More

Guest columnist: Broadband tops list of legislative priorities for upcoming session

The General Assembly will convene its biennial session Jan. 13. They’ll Read More