Article on submissions to RFP that were due April 1. Posted April 5, 2013
Quote: “The review of responses has just begun, but the backers seeking to create a Google Fiber-like high-speed network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad are certainly pleased with what they have seen so far.”
Article announcing Time Warner submits to NCNGN RFP (posted April 3, 2013)
“Time Warner Cable wants to play an integral role in the N.C. Next Generation Network project and has submitted a proposal to the NCNGN organizers.”
News story on the proposal submissions to NCNGN due April 1. (posted April 3, 2013)
“A group of Triangle communities and universities that want to see a private company build out ultra-high speed Internet infrastructure here has received responses from eight potential providers of the technology.
Earlier this year, the Triangle Council of Governments issued a request for proposals for companies to build out an ultra-high speed network that would offer service with speeds up to 100 times faster than typically available.”
News and Observer article on Mayor McFarlane’s state of the city speech, posted March 4, 2013.
“Faster Internet: McFarlane mentioned Raleigh’s participation in an alliance of North Carolina governments and universities that aims to build an ultra-fast Internet network 10 to 100 times the speed of typical service.”
News and Observer ran a feature article on Sunday February 24, 2013.
“In two years, citizens of the Triangle’s seven-county metro area might be able to download a movie faster, pitch telecommuting from home to their bosses or start a new business. The reason? The Raleigh-Durham area could have new ultra-high-speed bandwidth capabilities.”
FCC Chair Genachowski made a statment discouraging legislation limiting community owned networks. Posted February 1, 2013
“Last Friday, FCC Chairman Genachowski issued a statement discouraging states from creating (or maintaining) barriers to community owned networks. This statement came just days after Georgia began considering a bill to limit local authority in deciding whether a network were a wise decision.”
Check out the article in TelecomPaper, published February 12, 2013
“The Gig.U coalition of universities that is helping college towns in the US gain access to super-fast broadband is expanding its effort to bring gigabit speed broadband networks to more communities. ”
N&O posted a story about Cary approving joining the NCNGN RFP. Posted February 14, 2013
“The Cary Town Council will consider Thursday whether to join in a quest to build an ultra-fast Internet network 10 to 100 times as fast as typical residential and business Internet service.
A “yes” vote would put Cary on board with governments and universities from Raleigh to Winston-Salem. Together, they hope to find a private partner who would build a “gigabit” network, in part by using existing fiber-optic lines, underground conduits and data centers.”
Erin Monda posted a great message in her blog for RTP about NCNGN, posted February 13, 2013
“We’re Switzerland. It’s a designation that came about from our very nature; RTP came out of a joint collaboration between universities, government and industry.
In most cases, we strive to honor our foundation by being neutral in nearly all matters of a political flavor.
But sometimes there are matters that we cannot help but champion. North Carolina’s Next Generation Network (NCNGN) is one such project.”
Nice article in the Triangle Chatter - blog about the Research Triangle Region. Posted February 12, 2013.
“We live in a world of acronyms and some are better than others. But you have to give credit to the minds that gave rise to the latest acronym to hit the Triangle: NCNGN. The brilliance is in the pronunciation: NC Engine – get it? Whether you spell it or pronounce it, NCNGN stands for one of the newest collaborations in the region – the North Carolina Next Generation Network.”