Layer 1 - Network Transport Service


The North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) makes available high bandwidth point to point transport services for those institutions with direct fiber connectivity to the NCREN backbone. 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 any other constituents. Circuits are available at 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

Requirements of Service:

In order to receive service, you must be a public sector or non-profit 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 or non-profit organization in order to be eligible for this service. Specifically, NCREN serves K-12 schools, community colleges, public and private universities, non-profit hospitals, public health agencies and clinics, public safety agencies and other government entities.

Terms & Conditions:

View the Terms & Conditions.

Please also view our Acceptable Use Policies (AUP).


Availability & Commitments:

Each MCNC Regional Point of Presence (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.