Updated Jul. 30, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.

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Published: 2013-07-30 13:52:00
Updated: 2013-07-30 13:54:31

The New NCREN The North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) is now a fiber-based, broadband network that is more than 2,600 miles spanning the entire state. Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

A fiber-optic network that will make high-speed commercial Internet widely available across North Carolina from one provider is one of numerous private sector efforts focused on taking the net to under-served areas and those with little or no access at all. These networks have one backbone piece in common - North Carolina's Research and Education Network that stretches from the coast to the mountains after a $144 million expansion program. In an exclusive interview, Joe Freddoso, CEO of MCNC which operates NCREN, talks about how a "build it, they will come" strategy is paying off....

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