Our Community - NC Community Colleges

Welcome to the MCNC web page for the North Carolina Community Colleges. This page provides basic information about the service agreement with the North Carolina Community College System and specifies the MCNC services that are available at no cost to the 58 community colleges.

Background

In 2011, after responding to a request for quotes from the North Carolina Community Colleges System (NCCCS), MCNC was awarded the opportunity to provide essential technology services to the campuses. Since that time, MCNC has proudly served the NCCCS with a network and video agreement that covers the main campuses of all 58 community colleges. Each campus has at least 1Gbps of Internet bandwidth and unlimited video conferencing available via MCNC’s North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). In addition, the agreement covers many additional services to best serve the Community College education system. These services are described below.

MCNC Services available through the North Carolina Community College System Office agreement

Video Conferencing

Desktop Video
Desktop Video Soft Client
Streaming
Live Video Streaming
Recorded/Archived Video Sessions
Scheduled video sessions hosted by MCNC can be recorded/archived for download and viewing
Point-to-Point & Multi-Point Video Conferencing
NCREN hosts Point-to point and Multi-point interactive video conferences/sessions

Connectivity

DNS
Domain Name Service
Enhanced DDoS Protection
Detects and mitigates Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks targeting MCNC customers
WebFail
Website failover service
Internet
Broadband Internet Service

Security

Enhanced DDoS Protection
Detects and mitigates Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks targeting MCNC customers

Data Center

WebFail
Website failover service
Mediasite
Mediasite Event Capture

Webcasting

Mediasite
Mediasite Event Capture

Network, Video, & Security Consulting

Network Assessment
Network Assessment
Network Design & Consultation
Network Design and Consultation

In addition, personalized spaces for each of the 58 community colleges can be found in the NCREN Community Portal. These personalized spaces are secure, exclusive domains and dynamic in that the community college and MCNC personnel can update them with the latest network and technical support information.

All other MCNC services are available to the community colleges for a fee.