From Carolina Journal :
As the JLF notes in a recent policy paper on broadband , more than 95% of North Carolina can choose from at least three broadband providers, making the state better connected than most. That prompted the R Street Institute  to give North Carolina a B-plus plus grade on its 2020 Broadband Scorecard Report.
R Street said that “North Carolina should focus on wireline broadband construction and establish a fee cap for franchises. These steps will help with the deployment of wireline infrastructure to balance out the great work the state has done on wireless.”
- “Carolina Journal”: https://www.carolinajournal.com/news-article/north-carolina-looks-to-relax-regulations-on-providers-to-speed-up-broadband-access/
- “a recent policy paper on broadband”: https://www.johnlocke.org/update/rural-broadband-expansion-needs-policymakers-to-clear-the-way-for-private-enterprise/
- “R Street Institute”: https://www.rstreet.org/2020/02/12/2019-broadband-scorecard-report/