Public-Private Partnerships for Better Broadband

The need for fast, reliable broadband is stronger than ever before. Counties and towns across North Carolina are taking action to improve broadband for constituents, increasingly through a Public-Private Partnership model. This article describes why the need for broadband has become such a paramount issue, how a Public-Private Partnership model can work, and examples of…

Launch of Free Public Wi-Fi Zone in Belmont NC

We are pleased to report that our free public Wi-Fi Zone is now available in downtown Belmont NC! Belmont City Manager Adrian Miller said, “Visitors to downtown can access mobile content without using their own data plans, so they can review menus or the latest specials that our restaurants and shops are offering.” To log…

Broadband Feasibility in Alexander County NC

The following article was originally posted here in the Taylorsville Times. Broadband Internet service is becoming more and more of an essential component in citizens’ everyday lives and the daily operation of businesses. To help determine how Internet service can be improved in Alexander County, the county took bids for a Broadband Feasibility Study, and…