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North Carolina

Service providers in Vance, Granville and Warren counties are getting millions in so-called Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grants from the state to offer more affordable service to some residents.
In North Carolina, a to-be-proposed pathways program offering education in exchange for a period of public service could build on the state’s existing efforts to train high school students and veterans.
The STEPs4GROWTH program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, funded by the American Rescue Plan, will train workers in 16 counties across the state to qualify for clean energy sector jobs.
Plus, Michigan's high-speed Internet office has hired its first chief connectivity officer, the Biden administration earmarks $10 million grants to expand broadband to minority communities, and more.
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.
Chief Risk Officer Rob Main discusses balancing privacy and security, growing North Carolina's cyber workforce, and how his office is helping local governments build cyber capacity.