On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC explores the Healthcare Connect Fund announced in 2013, and how it's helping to advance health care networks across the country, including the North Carolina TeleHealth Network.
On the third day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC Chief Technology Officer Mark Johnson discusses Internet speeds and availability in Europe as compared to when he is at home in North Carolina after traveling abroad over the summer.
On the second day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC highlights some of the critical steps North Carolina made this year to find better and more effective federated identity management (FIM) solutions for education institutions throughout the state.
North Carolina's economy falls squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states, according to a new state report tracking the state's progress across a wide range of economic measures. The North Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday released the Tracking Innovation report, a snapshot of the state's performance across 38 economic indicators. Read more about the findings.
On the first day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC takes a look back to the summer when President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED initiative at Mooresville Middle School, sparking conversations about high-speed broadband connectivity all over the country.
The effort to get high-speed Internet access in every school got a boost Wednesday from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates. Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and Gates' foundation have contributed a combined $9 million to the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to improve connectivity in schools.
Now in its third year, the 12 Days of Broadband begins this week highlighting a dozen innovations in 2013 directly impacted by the expanding reach of high-speed connectivity in North Carolina.
High school student Brooke Johnson takes classes near her home in Jacksonville and at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Read how the statewide NCREN network allows her to do that.
The North Carolina Next Generation Network project, in which local entities will work with the private sector to make broadband more accessible and affordable, is in the process of choosing a vendor. But the rollout is being pushed back. WRALTechWire has the exclusive story.
MCNC's Joe Freddoso says the recently completed expansion of the statewide NCREN fiber network will be the foundation for advances in health care, education and economic development. Read more about his thoughts on the importance of the network.
The technology non-profit in Research Triangle Park will host their annual event on Thursday and Friday at NC State University. This year's theme is "The Connected State."
The world's largest maker of computer-networking equipment says revenue in the current quarter, which ends in January, will decline 8 percent to 10 percent from a year earlier, while analysts were predicting on average 4 percent growth, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The news sent Cisco shares down sharply in Thursday trading.
The Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program finished its fourth cohort and welcomed 20 new CeCTOs and 11 Leaders of the 21st Century last week in Chapel Hill.
The Federal Communications Commission through the Connect America Fund last week authorized more than $32 million to expand broadband access in rural Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.
NASA recently made history when it used a laser beam to transmit data across the 239,000 miles from the moon to earth at a record download rate of 622 Mbps.
The Internet Innovation Alliance released a report this month finding outdated regulations forcing companies to build and maintain obsolete legacy networks are "unnecessarily" diverting investment away from broadband networks and services that most Americans want and need.
The deal, announced Monday, makes AT&T the latest carrier to offload towers to independent operators, a transaction that lets the company focus on growth areas or more profitable parts of the business as well as possible expansion to Europe.