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MCNC Expands Broadband Connections in Central North Carolina

Fiber project directly connects 22 Community Anchor Institutions to NCREN backbone.

February 28, 2018

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ASHEBORO, N.C. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- MCNC, the non-profit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced that 22 Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) now have direct connections on MCNC-maintained fiber network facilities from Greensboro to Hamlet. MCNC plans to show appreciation to the organizations and individuals who supported this project on Tuesday, March 6 (10 a.m. to noon) at Randolph Community College.

Next week's celebration is planned at the Continuing Education and Industrial Center (CEIC) building located at 413 Industrial Park Avenue in Asheboro. Randolph Community College is one of the newest CAIs directly connected to NCREN and also now has a network regeneration facility located on campus.

Additional CAIs connected: Allen Public Library (formerly Biscoe Public Library); Asheboro City Schools; Asheboro Public Library (formerly Randolph Public Library); Currie Memorial Library; Daymark Recovery Services - Randolph Center; Daymark Recovery Services - Richmond Center; Greensboro Central Public Library; Guilford County Schools; High Point Regional Physicians Network - Asheboro Cardiology; High Point Regional Physicians Network - Asheboro Neurology; Kemp Sugg Memorial Library; NC State Highway Patrol Troop D District; Randleman Public Library; Randolph Community College; Randolph County Schools; Randolph Hospital, Inc.; Richmond County Health Department; Seagrove Public Library; Star Public Library; Thomas H. Leath Memorial Library; Triad Math and Science Academy; and Uwharrie Charter Academy.

Special guests include: Dr. Robert S. Shackleford, Jr, President, Randolph Community College; Jean Davis, President and CEO, MCNC; Jean Payne, Technology Coordinator, Daymark Recovery Services; Ross Holt, Director, Randolph County Public Library; Shane Bryson, Recruitment and Student Life Specialist, Randolph Community College; Mike Copley, WAN Engineer, Randolph County School System, Tommy Jacobson, COO, MCNC; and Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation.

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