SB 627 – Expand GREAT Grant Program

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Klark DeViere (D-Cumberland), Sen. Mike Woodard (D-Durham), Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Orange)

Bill Summary

This bill would allow cities and counties to receive broadband with infrastructure grants under the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) program.

NCMS is following this bill because increased broadband access in rural areas could improve telemedicine capabilities in rural areas.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on April 3, 2019.