Layer-1 Network Transport Service

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The North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) makes available Transport Services for those institutions that require this type of connectivity in the state of North Carolina. The NCREN Layer-1 Transport Service provides a means for NCREN constituents to move voice, video and data traffic across NCREN between their end points while leveraging the dedicated bandwidth and privacy that the Layer-1 Transport Service supplies. In addition, traffic does not share the dedicated lambda with other constituents. Circuits are available at 100Mbps to 2.5Gbps or at 10Gbps.

Requirements of Service:

In order to receive service, you must be a public sector organization, sign our subscription agreements and provide power and space for any required network equipment.

Eligibility & Pricing:

Pricing is based on customer requirements and is developed on an individual case-by-case basis. It includes an initial, non-recurring charge for equipment and service establishment and then an annual maintenance charge. You must be a public sector organization in order to be eligible for this service.

Terms & Conditions:

View the Terms & Conditions.

Please also view our Acceptable Use Policies (AUP)

Availability & Commitments:

This service is available only at certain NCREN regional point-of-presence (RPoP) locations: Raleigh, RTP, Rocky Mount, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem. MCNC has services under development at these PoP locations: Fayetteville, Wilmington, Hickory, Carteret County, Asheville, Cullowhee.

Each RPoP will be available 99.95% of the time calculated on a monthly basis.

Disclaimer: MCNC is only responsible for the network elements that we own and control. In many cases, service arrangements include elements owned and controlled by other parties. As an exception, MCNC is willing to consider other requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Request for Service:

To inquire about new service, please submit a web request.


Technical support is available 24x7 by phone 877-GO-NCREN (877-466-2736) or by submitting a web request.