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NCHBC/NCTNA Awarded Champion Grant Funds for Telehealth in Libraries Pilot in Madison County

July 2024 NCHBC Bulletin OVERVIEW The Digital Champion Grant program in North Carolina has awarded more than $30 million to various entities to expand digital equity across the state. This initiative aims to develop or enhance digital equity programming and address key elements of digital inclusion, such as affordability of high-speed internet, provision of internet-enabled […]


As a member-led non-profit broadband connectivity services provider, we are dedicated to continuing to advocate for the providers we serve AND their patients! Keep reading to learn more about our recent Champion Grant Award and how we plan to use the funds to facilitate access to telehealth in rural libraries. Background on the Champion Grant […]

RELEASE: NCTNA’S Broadband Coalition (NCHBC) Creates Remote Work Opportunities for Individuals With Disabilities

NC TELEHEALTH NETWORK ASSOCIATION’S BROADBAND COALITION CREATES REMOTE WORK INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES The North Carolina Telehealth Network Association partners with the NCDHHS Division of Employment & Independence for People with Disabilities to further broadband data collection efforts through a unique remote internship opportunity. North Carolina, June 14, 2024 – News release content. […]

Affordable Connectivity Program Updates

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: March 2023 NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin Overview As we’ve noted in earlier bulletins, the most important barrier to the adoption of telehealth is broadband access, and one of the most important reasons for lack of access is affordability. A key provision in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a $14.2B set […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: February 2023

NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin Background As we begin 2024, this edition of the NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin catches our readers up on the work of North Carolina’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity’s over the last year or so.  The Division of Broadband & Digital Equity is charged with expanding the state’s broadband infrastructure to […]

NCHBC Comments on NC Initial Proposal

NCHBC COMMENTS ON NC INITIAL PROPOSAL DECEMBER 2023 The NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition (NCHBC) welcomes the opportunity to submit comments for the NC Division of Broadband and Digital Equity to consider as it refines its drafts of the NC Initial Proposal.  With these comments, the NCHBC supports positive, key aspects of the current version of […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: September 2023

Overview In response to a request from the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, the NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition has completed a focus group assessment of the NC Healthcare -experience with telehealth. The findings show telehealth works, it is well-liked by patients, it is sustainable in the right context, it’s potential is being realized today […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: August 2023

NC BEAD Five-Year Plan INTRODUCTION In our last bulletin, we described how the National Broadband Map had changed based on challenges made by state broadband offices and others like the NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition (NCHBC).  Based on version 2 of the map, which includes initial challenges, NTIA has allocated funding to the states, territories, and […]

NCHBC Comments on NC Broadband Plan

NCHBC COMMENTS ON NC BROADBAND PLAN JULY 2023 The North Carolina Healthcare Broadband Coalition (NCHBC) welcomes the opportunity to file these comments responding to the North Carolina Division of Broadband and Digital Equity draft of its State of NC BEAD Program Five-Year Plan.  With these comments, the NCHBC supports positive, key aspects of the current […]