Actions We Are Taking Today To Make A Better Tomorrow
CarolinaLink is committed to representing the interests of our North Carolina Broadband Cooperatives and their members at both the state and federal level. We lobby on behalf of our members to work toward legislation that benefits North Carolinians through the expansion of broadband. Our advocacy efforts allow us to reach out to members of Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly to inform policy leaders about the cooperative priorities and issues that affect our members and advocate for legislative change that will positively impact the cooperatives and the communities we serve.
North Carolina’s broadband cooperatives are used to going the extra mile to serve rural communities. We operate with an average population density of eight customers per route mile across 30 counties in some of the state’s most sparsely populated areas. These communities have been ignored by large for-profit companies because they didn’t feel they could serve them and be profitable. But our members have always put Main Street over Wall Street.
Our mission today is the same as it has been for over sixty years, to ensure that those who live off the beaten path have access to the same level of service as those who live in the state’s towns and cities. We connect our members to education, entertainment, and commerce. We connect rural North Carolina to the world.