Community Colleges

MCNC provides critical technology and networking services for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Based on the number of colleges, North Carolina has the third largest Community College system in the United States, and since 2011, MCNC has worked with NCCCS and the N.C. Department of Information Technology to integrate a full range of IP-based technologies into individual teaching and learning environments to now serve all 58 colleges in North Carolina.

Supporting Lifelong Learning in North Carolina

Working Together:

In 2011, MCNC was awarded the opportunity to provide essential network and technology services to the NCCCS campuses. Since that time, MCNC has proudly served the NCCCS with a network and video agreement that covers the main campuses of all 58 colleges. The agreement covers additional services to meet the demanding needs of Community Colleges.

Contracted Services:

As part of the NCCCS agreement, Community Colleges receive an array of services from MCNC at no charge. These include Internet connections ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, Client Network Engineering, Enhanced DDoS Protection, DNS Security Filtering, Network Consulting, Security Consulting and Advisory Services, Multipoint Video Conferencing, Streaming, and Desktop Video Conferencing. In addition to these services available via the contract, MCNC’s entire suite of services and solutions is available to Community Colleges including data center and the security services stack. See the “Did You Know” document in the resources section below.

Innovative Learning Environments:

A connection to MCNC’s network provides community colleges an unfettered, high-bandwidth infrastructure that can grow to meet education needs at stable costs. The implementation of digital technologies and video for distance learning makes individual community college resources even more accessible for North Carolina students wherever they live, thereby increasing access to post-secondary education. MCNC helps to enhance the learning experience for students, instructors, and administrators by cost-effectively meeting their growing bandwidth demands. A high level of connectivity will help give rise to new ideas, greater educational attainment, and a better prepared workforce.

Campus Connections


MCNC connects all 58 Community Colleges to its network, NCREN, as part of an agreement that includes Internet services. Individual main colleges often work with MCNC to provide connectivity and services to their satellite campuses, helping to ensure that citizens are within a 30-minute drive of a campus and receive the same valuable services of the main campuses. To date, more than 40 satellite campuses are connected directly to MCNC’s fiber network.

Why Community Colleges Choose Services from MCNC

High-speed & Reliable Broadband

Meets the needs of the Community College System via primary and backup connections.

Secure Network

Enhanced DDoS Protection provided at no additional cost.

Support

Proactive 24x7x365 Network Operations Center, located in RTP, North Carolina.

Network Consulting

Client Network Engineers are available to provide network surveys and wireless assessments.

Internet2

Community Colleges gain access to Internet2, a national research and network.

Solutions

MCNC works collaboratively with Community Colleges to create customized solutions for their campuses.

Savings

NCCCS negotiates affordable rates with MCNC to serve the entire system of colleges.

DNS

Each Community College receives Domain Name System assignment.

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