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MCNC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit client-focused technology organization. Founded in 1980, MCNC owns and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), one of America’s longest-running regional research and education networks. With over 40 years of innovation, MCNC provides high-performance services for education, research, libraries, healthcare, public safety, and other community anchor institutions throughout North Carolina. NCREN is the fundamental broadband infrastructure for 850 of these institutions including all K-20 education in North Carolina. As one of the nation’s premier middle-mile fiber networks, MCNC leverages NCREN to customize Internet services and related applications for each client while supporting private service providers in bringing cost-efficient connectivity to rural and underserved communities in North Carolina.

Our Vision

North Carolina is the most securely connected state in the nation, where everyone has the resources they need to participate fully in the digital economy. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen North Carolina’s future by making secure, high-speed Internet and technology services more accessible to everyone in the state through partnerships,  collaboration, and innovative solutions. 

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We welcome inquiries from the media on topics covered in our news or other topics regarding MCNC. Email us with your questions and inquiries.

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News & Perspectives

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MCNC’s 12 Days of Broadband returns in December

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MCNC taps Colliers for environmental impact contract

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MCNC names Sarah Taylor new Chief Financial Officer

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MCNC presents ‘A New Wave of Innovation’ for North Carolina

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MCNC names Director of Innovation

MCNC supports ‘Internet for All’ in North Carolina

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MCNC shows passion for tech in new Community Connect podcast

MCNC names Rachel Pisciotta new Chief Financial Officer

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2021 MCNC Community Day: November 9 , 2021 at Durham Convention Center

MCNC Community Day proves power of broadband in NC

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Big night for MCNC at annual NC TECH Awards

MCNC introduces next-level cybersecurity for North Carolina

2021 MCNC Community Day: November 9 , 2021 at Durham Convention Center

MCNC Community Day returns for North Carolina this fall

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MCNC’s Pat Moody retires as Chief Financial Officer

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MCNC answers call for action on digital equity in North Carolina

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MCNC’s 12 Days of Broadband shows importance of Internet in 2020

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MCNC names Tracy Doaks president and CEO

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MCNC and Facebook to Bring High-Speed Internet to Western North Carolina

MCNC Press Release

MCNC’s Jean Davis to Step Down as President and CEO

The Magic of NCREN - 35 years and counting - NCREN Community Day 2019 - November 13-14 in Durham, NC

MCNC celebrates 35 years of ‘magic’ on the North Carolina Research and Education Network

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MCNC to Expand Broadband in Southeastern North Carolina

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MCNC Ushers in New Era of Leadership with Governor Appointees

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MCNC Expands Cybersecurity Tools, Services and Personnel

Dark Fiber Now Ready for Service in the Triangle

R&E networks could help better identify national broadband gaps

High-Speed Fiber Network to Benefit Triangle Communities

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MCNC offers job mentoring to Brogden Middle School students

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MCNC Expands Broadband Connections in Central North Carolina

MCNC and PARI celebrate eclipse of the century

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MCNC Chooses Zscaler to Provide Secure Internet Access For Students

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MCNC Names CISO, Expands Cybersecurity Team

MCNC welcomes Johnston County educator for Teachers@Work week

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MCNC Boosts Cybersecurity on NCREN

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MCNC to host Durham middle school for Students@Work

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First North Carolina Education Institutions Test Federated Identity Program

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Changes, Values, First Class! New fiscal year brings historic opportunities in NC

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What lessons about Cybersecurity can we learn from Star Wars?

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MCNC’s Tracy Doaks joins TBJ’s Class of 2022 Women in Business Awards

NC Tech Awards

NC TECH names MCNC’s Chris Beal 2021 CISO of the Year

Above the rim! FY 2021 was the year of adjustments and accomplishments

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MCNC is a great place to be — and everyone needs to know it!

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MCNC CEO video reflects on 2018, looks towards the future

NCREN Community Day returns in 2019

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#CapontheMove sees MCNC hat around the world

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New leadership, fresh ideas steering MCNC forward

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MCNC supports Teacher@Work and Students@Work


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Durham students to learn about cybersecurity at Students@Work

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