In 2006, North Carolina Education, IT, and policy leaders launched the School Connectivity Initiative (SCI) with a primary goal of providing consistent, reliable, sustainable, high performance, broadband internet access to all NC public schools. With the SCI successfully in steady state, a similarly energetic and diverse group of stakeholders began work on the NCEdCloud program to provide procurement, middleware, and infrastructure services in order to accelerate bringing the benefits of the cloud to public schools. More recently, a statewide collaboration developed the NC Digital Learning Plan, which is focused on transitioning the public education enterprise to digital-age teaching and learning. This keynote session presents a candid view of the story behind a decade of NC Public Education IT Infrastructure and Services advances... It will change your life!