Summary: North Carolina has been a long-time leader in making internet available to people across the state, and we were the first place to have every K-12 classroom wired with high speed internet. The internet is also a critical tool if the rural communities are going to be able to compete in the 21st century.
That is what this week’s First in Future guest, Senator Harry Brown, has been working on for the past 16 years in our state. He has focused on getting private internet service providers to work with electric co-ops and other local partners to make internet available sooner in more places.
But a tool doesn’t matter if people don’t know how to use it. That is a topic of our February 10 forum, Reconnect to Technological Opportunity in Raleigh. We hope you will join us to talk about how and why we need to make sure that everyone in our state can take full advantage of high speed data services.
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