RENCI spearheads $20 million project to test a reimagined Internet

2019-12-16 - The National Science Foundation announced in September a $20 million collaborative project to create a platform for testing novel architectures that could enable a faster, more secure Internet. With leadership from researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), UNC Chapel Hill and its partners will be working over the next four years to build a platform called FABRIC, to provide a nationwide testbed for reimagining how data can be stored, computed and moved through shared infrastructure. Read More

State awards $10M in GREAT Grants for rural broadband

2019-12-16 - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper launched the Connecting NC Task Force in 2019 so government leaders could better identify and remove barriers to affordable high-speed Internet access, eliminate the homework gap that results from students not having Internet access, and facilitate private-sector deployment of last-mile infrastructure. The creation of the task force followed specific recommendations the governor laid out in his budget that also included grant funding through the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) program. Read More

NC healthcare sees boost with NCTNA transition, award

2019-12-12 - The North Carolina Telehealth Network Association (NCTNA) assumed administrative responsibilities from the Cabarrus Health Alliance to oversee operations of the North Carolina Telehealth Network (NCTN) in 2019. Now as a certified non-profit, the FCC has recognized the association as a consortium leader to support public and non-profit healthcare providers in North Carolina. The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) also recognized the NCTNA in October as a recipient of their first-ever Anchor Award. Read More

MCNC connects libraries to support digital literacy

2019-12-12 - The Internet is an indispensable part of our daily work and life. However, access to this vast resource is sometimes taken for granted as not all individuals have consistent access to it. On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we explore how MCNC is continuing to power broadband adoption, access, and use in public libraries all across North Carolina. Read More

The Quilt unveils largest Quilt Circle to date

2019-12-09 - The 2019 edition of The Quilt Circle was released in June and showcased 24 amazing stories from R&E networks throughout the United States – including MCNC. Read More

MCNC ushers in new era of leadership

2019-12-09 - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appointed two community leaders to the MCNC Board of Directors earlier this year, and Dr. A. Hope Williams was named the new board chair for 2019. Read More

MCNC celebrates 35 years of broadband

2019-12-09 - MCNC celebrated the 35th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) and recognized two technology leaders for their contributions to connectivity in North Carolina during NCREN Community Day 2019 in November at Durham Convention Center. Read More