Welcome to the MCNC BTOP Web Space!

This area is designed to provide information related to MCNC's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) awards and activities.

Get to know BTOP and the GLRBI
MCNC is working on a $144 million expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network with efforts expected to be complete by 2013. This initiative is labeled the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI).

Visit the BTOP Background page to learn more about both awards and impacts.


The NCREN Footprint Today

Through a $144 million investment in broadband infrastructure of NCREN, the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative has created substantial fiber assets in the state.

MCNC BTOP Program Booklet

Take advantage of an online overview of MCNC and the GLRBI.

BTOP Progress Reports

Stay informed on the work underway in multiple locations throughout N.C.

BTOP Construction Progress

Learn about our construction progress on various segments.