Commerce Secretary Raimondo Heads to North Carolina to Tout Infrastructure Bill Investments

NTIA notices of funding opportunity released Friday to kick off grant disbursement.

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Heads to North Carolina to Tout Infrastructure Bill Investments
Screenshot of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of Commerce Ginai Raimondo meeting with internet access program beneficiaries

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 – On Friday Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo traveled to North Carolina to launch the investment programs of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, following up on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s release of notices of funding opportunity for the bill programs earlier in the day.

Raimondo joined North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and local Democratic House Rep. David Price to speak from Durham at The Kramden Institute, a company that over several years has donated thousands of computers to North Carolinian families, and meet with locals impacted by internet expansion programs.

Dubbing the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration’s efforts on internet access through the infrastructure bill the “Internet for All” initiative, Raimondo emphasized the economic goals of the program.

“In the 21st century, you simply cannot participate in the economy if you don’t have access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet,” said Raimondo.

“Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Americans across the country will no longer be held back by a lack of high-speed internet access.”

She emphasized that success of the program will require commitment from every sector of government across the nation.

Not only will the program build internet infrastructure, but it will teach the public digital skills and provide necessary technology to those not presently online.

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