Macon County to receive expanded high-speed internet

Macon County to receive expanded high-speed internet

Efforts are continuing to bring high-speed internet access to communities across North Carolina. 

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program scopes of work to expand high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved homes and businesses in three counties, including Macon.

To date, scopes of work have been posted for 28 counties. Internet service providers that are prequalified to participate in state broadband expansion programs may submit proposals to provide broadband to all or a portion of eligible locations within each county. 

This public-private partnership will help achieve the goal to close the digital divide and ensure more North Carolinians can access affordable and reliable high-speed internet. Funds come from the Biden-Harris administration’s American Rescue Plan.

The CAB program creates a partnership among state government, county leaders and internet service providers to fund broadband deployment projects with $400 million from the American Rescue Plan. All CAB projects require matching investments from counties, which will be combined with NCDIT’s award and the prequalified service provider’s contribution. 

Each county’s scope of work will be posted for 45 days at and will include the evaluation criteria by which an internet service provider will be chosen and the instructions for submitting proposals. 

For more information about the NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity, please visit  

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