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MCNC is a technology non-profit that builds, owns, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network.
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MCNC is a technology non-profit that builds, owns, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). For more than a quarter century, a growing number of research, education, non-profit health care, and other community institutions have connected to NCREN to utilize this leading-edge broadband highway. Today, NCREN serves the broadband infrastructure needs of more than 450 of these institutions including all K-20 public education in North Carolina. The recent expansion of NCREN and its capabilities allows us to customize network services and applications for each of these institutions more than ever before as we also look to further enable private-sector providers to bring cost-effective broadband infrastructure to rural and underserved areas of North Carolina. Our business and partnering strategy gives our state a real competitive advantage and is driving the new broadband economy in North Carolina.

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All but seven states saw average peak connection speeds grow between the third and fourth quarters of 2014, an indication that #Internet connection capacity is growing across the country, according to a new State of the Internet report from +Akamai Technologies
Internet connection speeds are getting faster and a slew of announcements suggests that trend will continue.
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What role did NCREN play in the development of streaming radio on the Internet? See for yourself ... #WXYC #ibibilio #internetradio  
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Shannon Tufts and Maurice Ferrell at the UNC School of Government’s Center for Public Technology provide lead instruction for the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program. http://bit.ly/17B1OY8 Both sat down to discuss the success of #CeCTO over the last five years in this exclusive conversation. #edtech  
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The Quilt Winter Meeting attracts leaders in national networking http://bit.ly/1Eh30KW Great recap from #WMM15  
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Great story. #networking  
 
She helped make the web accessible for thousands with disabilities. Meet Network Trailblazer Vicki Hanson: http://cs.co/6268LbYI
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The National Broadband Map has become a vital tool for consumers, businesses, policy makers and researchers by providing an easy to use and searchable way to find out who is offering #broadband, what types of broadband they are offering and where are they providing it. #NTIA  
When NTIA launched the National Broadband Map in 2011, American consumers and businesses had few places to turn to when trying to determine who offered broadband in their communities. The National Broadband Map has not only filled that void but has helped detail the evolution of broadband in the United States as providers upgrade or expand their networks to meet the growing demand for faster broadband. For the last five years, each state, territ...
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The story is behind paywall, but still worth noting. #ERate +Education Week 
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.
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ISPs add 3 million new #broadband subscribers in 2014 http://bit.ly/1MmVt1Z via The Broadband Report at WRALTechWire #telco
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Rapid information sharing is an essential element of effective cybersecurity, because it enables companies to work together to respond to threats, rather than operating alone, according to The Broadband Report at WRAL TechWire. http://bit.ly/1w1JnSe
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Registration is now open for Beyond Today's Internet: Experiencing a Smart Future Summit in Washington, DC March 24-25th. Learn more: 
https://us-ignite.org/smartfuture2015/
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But, what we don’t hear much about is how all this “smart” integration requires pervasive connectivity with highly-reliable, low latency bandwidth. http://bit.ly/15KSctB Your thoughts? #IoT
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