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MCNC and Facebook to Bring High-Speed Internet to Western North Carolina

FOREST CITY and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2020) – MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced a collaboration with Facebook to make high-speed broadband available to nearly 30 Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) in the western North Carolina counties of Rutherford, Burke, Caldwell, Wilkes, and Surry.

These North Carolina communities will access high-speed broadband at the CAIs throughout the five counties. These institutions include education, health care and non-profit facilities such as community colleges, charter schools, treatment facilities and government offices where residents will be able to access high-speed connectivity. [Read the full press release at MCNC News]