The Quilt unveils largest Quilt Circle to date

12 Days of Broadband - Day 5The 2019 edition of The Quilt Circle delivered 24 amazing stories from R&E networks in the United States - including MCNC. This year was one of the largest versions of the publication to date.

The Quilt is a national collaboration of 40 R&E networks throughout the United States. MCNC has been a long-time, proud member of the organization. View all current participants of The Quilt.

The organization's collective mission focuses on investing and operating resilient, secure, high-capacity, high-performance network infrastructure that is purpose-built to further scientific discovery and advance our country’s academic enterprise.

The Quilt Circle is an annual compilation showcasing the positive impacts that R&E networks have on the institutions they serve. This publication offers insight into the depth and breadth of projects, partnerships, and outcomes enabled across the country by the work of these non-profit, publicly-missioned organizations.

This year’s edition brings to light several examples of the key role of regional networks play in local communities. MCNC's contribution, MCNC Delivers During Historic Hurricane Season, was included in the publication and featured our work during Hurricane Florence in 2018, which focused on our disaster and business continuity planning as well as our work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory to use their state-of-the-art lidar (light detection and ranging) system to image the destruction in the region.

If you haven't had a chance to read this story, it's worth a look. Read more.

To view the entire Quilt Circle online, visit this website.

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