SB 523 – Broadband Affordability Program/Digital Equity

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Kirk deVire (D-Cumberland); Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D-Wake); Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange)


This bill establishes the North Carolina Broadband Assistance Program, a program within the Department of Commerce charged with ensuring the affordability of broadband service to low-income families. This bill also appropriates $250M in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Department to be used for the program.


Filed – 4/5/2021