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Thursday, March 18, 2004

 

North Carolina: $2 million grant for rural broadband

"The Golden Leaf Foundation has awarded a $2 million grant to the N.C. Rural Economic Center to help bring broadband Internet access to 32,000 locations, including 50 public schools. The foundation says that 39 counties east of Interstate 95 will share in grant benefits. The foundation, established in 1999, administers funds from North Carolina's settlement with cigarette manufacturers."

Virginia is another tobacco-growing state that has also used tobacco settlement money to help fund broadband and other economic development projects in rural areas.

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