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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.