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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – , the operator of the state-wide North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), is looking for contractors to help expand the broadband network.

MCNC is accepting requests for proposals for work to be done in southeastern and western N.C.

The non-profit organization is expanding NCREN through a $28.2 million federal grant as well as contributions from itself and private sector partners.

RFPs will be accepted through 5 p.m. on July 9.

MCNC is looking for suppliers of 500 miles worth of fiber, 1,000 miles of conduit, and other fiber optic network related equipment.

The RFP information can be found

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