09 September 2020 – Funding to fill internet connectivity gaps for remote learning

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Education, Communications and Family
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Gov. Roy Cooper

Overview: $40 million in funding to address internet connectivity gaps that are barriers to remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic
Full details here: https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-announces-nearly-40-million-connect-students-and-communities-high-speed

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Type of Justification: Tangential reference to children remote learning because of COVID 19,
Source of Evidence or Justification: State press release
Evidence/Justification: Policy justification: “Many North Carolina students are currently attending school remotely and need reliable internet access,” Copper Tweet justification: “COVID-19 has made the need for reliable, high-speed internet more urgent than ever.”