A Triangle non-profit is being honored at the White House today. MCNC has been named a “Champion of Change” for its work in providing broadband to rural North Carolina. Joe Freddoso is the President and CEO of MCNC. He says the first of their two major projects is almost complete.
Joe Freddoso: Particularly in rural areas, they were going to run up against the cap and fibre availability in rural North Carolina fairly quickly, over the next five to seven years. So our build directly addresses that. That’s who we serve through the NC Research and Education Network that MCNC runs.
Freddoso says public and private organizations provided $144-million to build the broadband infrastructure needed in eastern and western North Carolina.