Posts tagged “MCNC”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we turn to Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center which teamed up with Pew Research Center's Internet Project this year to survey thousands of technology experts on what they expect the future of the "Internet of Things" to look like.
On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine the vast changes seen in education technology and networking over the years and the role of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer in North Carolina schools.
On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we highlight the significant increase in the use of electronic health records among the nation's physicians and how there is a growing need for high-speed connectivity in health care.
On the second day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look back to August when new research noted the number of broadband subscribers in the United States exceeded the number of cable TV subscribers for the first time in history.
On the first day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine a busy year for E-Rate, and how policy reform and funding efforts for the country's largest education technology program may amend this month and what it could mean for North Carolina.
Now in its fourth year, the 12 Days of Broadband begin this week highlighting a dozen innovations directly impacted by the expanding reach of high-speed connectivity this year in North Carolina and throughout the country.
Who is better to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate than an executive with plenty of network experience? That's why WRAL TechWire reached out to Joe Freddoso, former CEO at MCNC which built the state-wide N.C. Research and Education Network, to share his thoughts after President Obama re-ignited the Internet regulation debate earlier this week. Build and sell, Freddoso says.