Posts tagged “MCNC”

July 22

Premium Lock MCNC revenue grows, sets goal of all time high broadband connectivity

MCNC MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.

July 6

Premium Lock MCNC: State can achieve universal high-speed net access by 2021

North Carolina's recently announced "Broadband Plan" calls for universal access across the state to high-speed Internet. Is that really doable? Yes, says the exec who runs N.C.'s only statewide fiber network. She explains why in a Q&A.


Updated June 22

Premium Lock Providers: 'Coming together,' engagement are keys to making NC broadband plan work

Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.

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Updated June 22

Premium Lock State Broadband Plan targets 'universal' high-speed access by 2021

Fiber optic network                      Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.

February 29

Premium Lock Point by point: Examining top priorities in 'most connected state' plan

Jean Davis, CEO at MCNC, talks about each of the five major points that are at the heart of the new strategic plan designed to make North Carolina "the Most Connected State" by 2020.

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February 29

Premium Lock Inside MCNC's new plan: How to make NC the 'most connected state'

Jean Davis, who took over as CEO of MCNC just over a year ago, is spearheading a new strategic plan to expand broadband Internet access across North Carolina. In an in-depth Q&A, Davis discusses the "Create the Future" initiative, which also ties in with state of North Carolina efforts to bridge the digital divide, especially in rural, under-served areas.


Updated February 25

Premium Lock MCNC's new strategic plan: Make NC 'most connected state'

MCNC, which operates the state's first and only state-wide fiber optic Internet network, is unveiling a new strategic plan that calls for making North Carolina the "most connected state" in the coming five years.

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Updated February 12

Premium Lock From WTW's archives: Dave Rizzo and NC IDEA's launch, his joining MCNC

MCNC WRAL TechWire earlier today published an appreciation of veteran entrepreneur, investor and economic development leader Dave Rizzo. His role in entrepreneurship dates back some two decades. Here are two stories from WRAL TechWire's archives that help put Rizzo's accomplishments in perspective.

November 2, 2015

Premium Lock MCNC welcomes global leader in 21st century medicine

Dr. Anthony Atala World-renowned surgeon and researcher Dr. Anthony Atala will share his new approaches to health care and the impact new technologies are having in the medical community in November during NCREN Community Day in Winston-Salem.

July 6, 2015

Premium Lock Economic development group Golden LEAF regaining favor in General Assembly

Two years ago, the North Carolina Research and Education Network relaunched as a 2,600-mile fiber-optic network. Essential to that multi-year transformation was a $20 million contribution to the project from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Under a political cloud in recent years, Golden LEAF now appears to be regaining favor, reports Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.

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Updated June 1, 2015

Premium Lock Departing Raleigh CIO Gail Roper leaves high-speed legacy in Triangle

Gail Roper The Broadband Report: After seven years, Gail Roper will be leaving her post this week as Chief Information Officer for the City of Raleigh and heading to Florida to work for a real estate company along the Gulf Coast. We recently talked with her about her accomplishments in the capital city, the future of broadband connectivity throughout North Carolina, and why she has every reason these days to snap her fingers to Pharrell Williams' hit song, Happy.

Updated April 27, 2015

Premium Lock Internet2 Summit attracts global, local networking leaders

The Broadband Report: In 2014, Internet2 ushered in a new era with their first Global Summit. This year's event this week in Washington, D.C. looks to be even bigger and better than its predecessor. Two MCNC executives from RTP are among the presenters.

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Updated April 13, 2015

Premium Lock National broadband summit aims to 'Gigafy America'

The Broadband Report: As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the annual Broadband Communities Summit this week in Texas attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. And, several from North Carolina will be making the trek out to Austin this year.

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Updated January 12, 2015

Premium Lock 'Discover MCNC:' New feature highlights technology, customer service, broadband for North Carolina

The Broadband Report: The RTP-based technology nonprofit this week unveiled Discover MCNC, a new customer-focused interactive feature on their website including videos and the latest update on The State of NCREN.

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December 19, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Next Glass, Red Hat, 12 Days, Unemployment Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 19, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 12: MCNC's flagship network celebrates 30 years

Day 12 This year marked a milestone for MCNC as the technology nonprofit celebrated the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). We hope you enjoyed this year's 12 Days of Broadband.

December 18, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 11: Mobile broadband use rapidly rising in America

Day 11 On the eleventh day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look at the latest Digital Nation Report from the U.S. Department of Commerce showing a rapid adoption of mobile Internet devices in the U.S. for a wide range of activities beyond just voice communications.

December 17, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 10: Can NC classrooms really support digital learning?

Day 10 On the tenth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we spotlight the N.C. School Connectivity Initiative and how capacity, not access, is what experts say is preventing North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.

Updated December 15, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 8: Broadband can solve global development gap

Day 8 On the eighth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look back to March when the Broadband Commission for Digital Development called broadband infrastructure the "universal catalyst" needed today for developing countries.

Updated December 12, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 7: Blair Levin says Triangle well on way to next-gen Internet

Day 7 During WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event in October, world-renown broadband expert Blair Levin said the Triangle is primed for competitive bandwidth offerings from some of the best providers in the world.

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