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Digital Inclusion

BAND-NC and SECU Foundation Members

Nov 4, 2021

PRESS: SECU Foundation provides support for the Institute for Emerging Issues’ effort to increase digital literacy and access across North Carolina.

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University is pleased to announce it has received a $225,000 grant from the SECU Foundation to support its Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC) initiative. 

Sep 29, 2021

Director’s Log | September 2021

5-4-3-2-1…Ignition! IEI prides itself on facing forward, looking around the corner to see what big challenges and opportunities are coming to North Carolina, then asking you what we can do… 

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Sep 20, 2021

Connected: Building a Community-wide Digital Equity Plan in Forsyth County

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Layla Garms; Program Officer of Equity in Education with Winston Salem Foundation and Martha Allman; Senior Assistant Provost and Dean of University Collaborations at Wake Forest University about building a community-wide digital equity plan in Forsyth County. 

Aug 12, 2021

Institute for Emerging Issues announces next round of BAND-NC grant recipients, continues to push for digital equity across the state.

Thirty-two North Carolina county-level initiatives will each receive a $5,000 grant to help bridge the digital divide in their communities. 

Jul 13, 2021

ATMC and BAND-NC Award $5,000 to Duplin County to Create Digital Inclusion Plan

The grant funds, won by Duplin County Libraries, will be used to help the county create a digital inclusion plan.  

Jun 28, 2021

Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance (Reconnect to Technological Opportunity)

As the city of Charlotte prepared to become a gigabit city, the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance (CDIA) emerged as a strategic head, responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for digital… 

Jun 17, 2021

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, CoBank Support Digital Literacy Training

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University is launching digital literacy training statewide, thanks to a $20,000 contribution from North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives and CoBank. 

Feb 26, 2021

Director’s Log | February 2021

What Comes Next? Without thinking about it last week, I found myself whistling a tune after we finished our Emerging Issues Forum. I know the whistling was partly relief —… 

Nov 24, 2020

What Your Faith Community Can Do About Digital Inclusion Today

IEI has prioritized resources, information, and funding for digital inclusion efforts in North Carolina in 2020. The rural faith team is working with congregations facing a spectrum of internet issues:… 

Jun 15, 2020

IEI Announces New Grant Program to Fund Digital Inclusion Plans Across NC

Seth Ervin took the stage at the ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity forum on February 10 and painted a picture of today’s technological world.  “It’s a world barreling towards progress without…