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MCNC Ready To Begin Construction On NCREN Fiber-Optic Expansion

To learn more on the impacts this will have in N.C., watch our video:

About Cisco Systems

Cisco, (Nasdaq: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility.  Cisco operates its second largest site in the United States in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park.  Information on Cisco can be found at For ongoing news, please go to

About Comtech

Comtech Technical Services, LLC is a contractor specializing in fiber optics including fusion splicing and various forms of connectors. The company provides services to various cable television companies, power, private corporations and government agencies. Comtech Technical Services, LLC was founded in Hildebran, NC in 2008 and has a vast coverage area throughout the eastern part of the United States.

About Fiber Technologies and Quanta Services, Inc.

Fiber Technologies, a Quanta Services company (NYSE: PWR), specializes in the construction of aerial and underground  fiber optic telecommunications networks for local exchange carriers, municipalities and cable television companies and has more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications construction industry.  Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries. With operations throughout North America, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.

About Globe Communications

Globe Communications, LLC is a specialized utility contractor providing a variety of services to the cable television, power and telecommunications industry as well as government agencies, private corporations and colleges/universities. These services include engineering, design, installation, and maintenance for all phases of inside and outside voice, video and data networks. The company was founded in Durham, NC in 1964 and provides services throughout the Eastern US.

About MCNC

MCNC is an independent, non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K20 education community.  MCNC provides advanced communications technologies and support services that enable access to 21st century learning applications and offers the opportunity to improve teaching, learning, research and collaboration among North Carolina's education community. For a quarter century, the 501c3 non-profit organization, MCNC, has operated a robust, secure, exclusive communications network that has connected the institutions of the University of North Carolina System, Duke University and Wake Forest University to each other and through advanced research networks such as Internet2 and National Lambda Rail, to the world. Visit


The North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) is one of the nation's first statewide education and research networks. It provides broadband communications technology services and support to K-12 school districts, higher education campuses and academic research institutions across North Carolina. MCNC offers the NCREN network, technology tools and services to guarantee equal access to 21st century learning by providing a future-proof technology network that is the foundation for change and innovation in our educational systems. It creates possibility and provides an equitable educational experience throughout the state.

Editorial Contact: Noah Garrett: (252) 423.1277 or


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