Access to high-speed internet is key to better mental health care accessibility for rural NC communities. Governor Roy Cooper announced recently along with the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) and its Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO) that five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, . The projects are made possible by more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act.

The projects are expected to connect 3,074 households and 191 businesses, agricultural operations and community anchor institutions in Columbus, Duplin and Graham counties to high-speed internet.

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