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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.
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.
Companies making expansion plans look beyond the telecom infrastructure of the present. They're more interested in what that picture will look like in 25 years. Read why dark fiber is crucial to future rural economic development
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 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.
Eight states have been selected to pilot new online tools to help higher education, community colleges, and K-12 school districts find effective federated identity management (FIM) solutions.
The non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) will host its annual NCREN Community Day celebration at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and the Institute for Emerging Issues on the campus of NC State University on Nov. 21-22.
Federal, state and local leaders offer praise to MCNC for its recent completion of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative in North Carolina in a new video compilation this week.
A total of 37 community leaders bring attention to the continuing scourge of homelessness by participating in a "sleep out." One CEO involved says his participation inspires him to try to do more to help. (Note: This column has been updated to include additional comments.)
Broadband Report: The U.S., and especially North Carolina, continues to do a pretty good job in terms of general capacity and availability for Internet when compared to Europe, says one traveler just returning from the EU.
In an event put on simultaneously at four locations around North Carolina, the operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network along with its funders and partners declare the 2,600 fiber mile highway complete. But much work remains to be done now in leveraging the state's newest asset.
MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network, today will celebrate the completion of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative for North Carolina.
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.
MCNC has leveraged funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to significantly expand and fortify the North Carolina Research and Education Network so it can scale to meet the ballooning bandwidth needs of North Carolina schools in the years ahead, according to the NTIA.
MCNC continues to drive the new broadband economy in North Carolina, and is hosting a special event this Friday to celebrate completion of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative.
The role of technology companies has come under scrutiny since Edward Snowden, a computer technician who did work for the National Security Agency, disclosed this month that the NSA is collecting data under a U.S. government program code-named PRISM.
High-speed connectivity and new data center capabilities at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute near Asheville are allowing people all over the world to access some the best scientific instruments available today for research and education in one of the most remote locations found in North Carolina.
A national Big Data consortium is launching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Renaissance Computing Institute with the goal of identifying problems with and finding solutions for working with large amounts of data.