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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – is looking for contractors to provide high-speed expertise to its network expansion project.

The RTP-based organization runs the North Carolina Research and Education Network. The state-wide grid is being expanded with internal funding and the help of private sector partners as well as $28.2 million in federal funding.

The new request for information that MCNC has posted is for optical network design.

MCNC plans to expand its high-speed fiber backbone in southeastern and western N.C.

“MCNC seeks to understand how each respondent would engineer and operate the new network in concert with the existing NCREN network in the most cost-effective and seamless way possible,” MCNC said.

The RFP

The deadline for responses is June 18.

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