Broadband http://wunc.org en Expanding The NC Broadband Highway http://wunc.org/post/expanding-nc-broadband-highway <p></p><p>A North Carolina public broadband network is touting a grant it's using to expand its bandwidth and reach into rural communities.&nbsp;</p><p>The group MCNC is celebrating the $144 million grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation Monday.&nbsp; Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to attend the event.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:56:05 +0000 Will Michaels 20605 at http://wunc.org Expanding The NC Broadband Highway MCNC Spreads Broadband to Rural Areas http://wunc.org/post/mcnc-spreads-broadband-rural-areas <p>Federal and state leaders are celebrating the second phase of a major broadband initiative across North Carolina.</p><p>Today’s virtual ground-breaking will take place in four corners of the state – including the Elizabeth City State University campus and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.&nbsp; Joe Freddoso is president and C-E-O of M-C-N-C.&nbsp; He says the independent, non-profit has been funded to build more than15-hundred miles of broadband infrastructure – statewide.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8238 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Pass Broadband Bill http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-pass-broadband-bill <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">&nbsp;State lawmakers have passed a measure that would make it harder for cities and towns to build their own Internet broadband systems.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: Fri, 06 May 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8850 at http://wunc.org Senate Votes for Rules, Taxes on Municipal Broadband http://wunc.org/post/senate-votes-rules-taxes-municipal-broadband <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">State senators have tentatively passed a bill that would make it more difficult for municipalities in North Carolina to build their own Internet broadband systems.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geo Tue, 03 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8872 at http://wunc.org City Officials Concerned About Broadband Bill http://wunc.org/post/city-officials-concerned-about-broadband-bill <p>Some city and town officials are crying foul over a bill that would limit their ability to provide high-speed internet to their citizens. North Carolina courts have twice ruled local municipalities have the right to provide broadband service: once for Morganton in the 1980s and again for Laurinburg in the mid 90s. Those towns, along with Wilson and Salisbury offer broadband to its citizens, and Fayetteville is planning to.</p><p>Salisbury Assistant City Manager Doug Paris says those court decisions make the argument against municipal broadband a weak one:</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:34:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9198 at http://wunc.org