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Posts tagged “MCNC”

Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 2: Broadband surpasses TV subscribers for first time ever

Day 2 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.

December 4, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Thursday: GSK, Orion, 12 Days of Broadband, and #Flu 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 Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 4, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 1: E-Rate modernization impacts almost everyone

12 Days of Broadband 2014 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.

Updated December 1, 2014

Premium Lock Fourth annual '12 Days of Broadband' feature returns this week

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.

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Updated November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Memo to broadband CEOs: Get your fiber in ground, sell like crazy - that's the American away

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.

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Updated November 5, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC names Commerce executive as its new CEO

Jean Davis, a senior executive at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, is the new chief executive officer at MCNC. She will take over the organization that operates the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network on Nov. 17.

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Updated November 3, 2014

Premium Lock Happy anniversary: MCNC network turns 30 this week

The Broadband Report: MCNC will mark the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network this week during their annual Community Day celebration on Wednesday and Thursday at NC State University in Raleigh.

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Updated October 14, 2014

Premium Lock Service providers predict end of POTS, advance of fiber in Triangle

At the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange, service provider panelists made impactful announcements about the future of fiber in the Triangle. Not the least of these: Durham's getting fiber.

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October 13, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: Fiber and #ExecExchange explode on Triangle Twittersphere

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 Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 13, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC's CEO: Fiber means challenges, opportunities, exciting times

Pat Moody, CEO of MCNC which operates the state-wide fiber-based North Carolina Research and Education Network, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event that faster networks mean exciting times.

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Updated October 9, 2014

Premium Lock Former Gov. Bev Perdue joins 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference lineup

Former N.C. Governor Bev Perdue, who championed the expansion of broadband access during her term, will be one of the speakers at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13. Also, UNC-Wilmington executive Jim Roberts joins the panelist lineup.

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Updated October 3, 2014

Premium Lock High-power lineup set for 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event With presenters from AT&T, MCNC, SAS, a keynote address from former FCC executive Blair Levin who helped create the nation's broadband strategy, and panelists from startups to global enterprises, the lineup is set for the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13 at SAS.

September 29, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC to celebrate 30 years of connectivity in North Carolina

MCNC will mark the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network during their annual Community Day celebration on Nov. 5-6 on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh.

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August 12, 2014

Premium Lock Internet speedometer report shows N.C. is s-l-o-w

How fast - or slow, depending on your point of view - is overall Internet access in North Carolina? How about slower than in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and especially Virginia? In fact, the tar Heel state ranks 30th, according to a new report. The data shows new fiber networks can't be deployed quickly enough to satisfy net users thirsting for speed.

Caution is out  - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C. Caution is out - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C.

August 4, 2014

Premium Lock CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

The Broadband Report: Fourteen new candidates will kick-off the fifth cohort of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program this week at UNC Chapel Hill. One of Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" will be the keynote speaker at the first class scheduled on Wednesday.

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June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Report: N.C. not even in top 10 for U.S. broadband

Broadband technology firm Akamai's new report on global and U.S. broadband availability documents North Carolina's need for faster broadband service. The Tar Heel state isn't even in the top 10 - and the U.S. ranks seventh globally. But take heart, Americans, we are only 1 percentage point behind Latvia! As for 4K TV - well, our networks have a long way to go.

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Updated June 24, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC names its CFO as interim chief executive officer

MCNC MCNC continues a search for a permanent replacement to succeed Joe Freddoso, who has stepped down after seven years on the job. Chief Financial Officer Pat Moody takes over on an interim basis.

Updated June 23, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC's departing CEO leaves a statewide network legacy - with perhaps more fiber to come

Joe Freddoso's own "salute" to North Carolina may continue well after his formal departure date of June 30 after some seven years on the job. Before leaving, Freddoso wrapped up paperwork for a possible $20 million addition to high-speed bandwidth efforts across various parts of the state.

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April 22, 2014

Premium Lock MCNC expands network capabilities in deal with Sentinel Data Centers

MCNC, the operator of the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network, is adding capabilities to its own fiber and data infrastructure in a deal with Durham-based Sentinel Data Centers.

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Updated April 14, 2014

Premium Lock The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week

The Broadband Report       Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.

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