MCNC Preparing To Connect North Carolina

Feb 26, 2016
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Durham telecommunications non-profit MCNC says it plans to make North Carolina the most connected state in the country.

The non-profit unveiled a new plan for the next four years to facilitate broadband Internet expansion into rural areas.

For more than 40 years, Jane Smith Patterson has been paving the way for women in North Carolina politics and digital technology. After her start as a young organizer and activist in her hometown in Columbus County, North Carolina, Patterson left home for college when she was 16 years old. 

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.