North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) is a regional initiative focused on stimulating the deployment of next generation broadband networks in North Carolina. The coordinated effort is led by six municipalities and four leading research universities and supported by local Chambers of Commerce and businesses in the Research Triangle and Piedmont regions. NCNGN’s goal is to encourage private sector providers to deliver ultra-fast bandwidth at highly affordable prices to ensure our regions and state remain competitive and at the forefront of developing the next-generation applications essential to all sectors of the economy.
On February 1, 2013, NCNGN, through the Triangle J Council of Governments, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting one or more private companies to build and operate the desired networks. Eight responses were received by the April 1st deadline. The NCNGN Steering Committee is currently involved in on-going due diligence and discussions with the respondents.
NCNGN Recognized by NATOA as 2013 Community Broadband Project of the Year
The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) network has been awarded the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 2013 Community Broadband Project of the Year. The honor is awarded annually to innovative projects that “champion local interests and needs in broadband and technology.”