What We Do


We are the network, solutions, and services partner that securely connects North Carolina’s community anchor institutions

MCNC is a nonprofit networking technology problem solver. Since 1980, MCNC has provided an exclusive backbone network for technology solutions, innovation, and advancement across the state. It started with just five institutions and has matured to include one of the nation’s premier research and education networks – the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).

MCNC operates and manages over 4,000 miles of fiber optic infrastructure to support a robust and secure open access network to create unprecedented opportunities for clients to effectively serve their members and shape their local economies.

Innovation can’t wait. And that is why MCNC is in the fourth decade of expanding its presence and collaborating with statewide communities; thereby identifying and designing secure technology solutions that spur innovation and lead to an economically vibrant, connected North Carolina.

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