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MCNC Opens Construction Bids for Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative

Jan. 28, 2011

August 2010

The project requires the appropriate vendor(s) to construct a new fiber cable network that connects universities, community colleges, schools, health and safety facilities, libraries, county offices, and other community anchor institutions to a statewide fiber optic network.  

North Carolina

– Total North Central segments:

Approximately 203.9 route miles

– Total Northeast segments:

Approximately 282.8 route miles

– Total Outer Banks segments:

Approximately 243.3 route miles

– Total South Central segments:

Approximately 238.7 route miles

– Total Central segments:

Approximately 113.5 route miles

– Total Graham segments:

Approximately 18 route miles

– Total Northwest segments:

Approximately 50 miles

Respondents may submit proposals for one or more segments. The priorities for segment completion will vary with some segments requiring streamlined construction timelines due to their location and potential impact.  At MCNC’s sole discretion, each segment may be awarded separately or not at all.

[email protected] Patricia Moody Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Feb. 28 5 p.m. EST

Jan. 31, 2013 July 31, 2013

North Carolina


Kaye Gantt [email protected]

MCNC reserves the right to modify or change any information presented in this RFP as more information becomes available.

Editorial Contacts

MCNC Communications Hotline: (919) 248.4105

Noah Garrett, NGC Communications, on behalf of MCNC: (252) 423.1277 or [email protected]

About MCNC

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About NCREN Community

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About MCNC’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Awards

$146 million

$104 million $42 million $24 million $8 million $4 million $6.55 million State of North Carolina

Both MCNC awards are a part of a coordinated strategy developed by the Office of the Governor, the N.C. Office of Economic Recovery & Investment, and e-NC Authority to improve broadband access for businesses and residents in underserved areas. Once all work is complete, the two rounds of BTOP infrastructure have the potential to serve directly, or through MCNC partnerships with private-sector service providers, more than 1,500 community anchor institutions, 180,000 businesses, and reach more than 300,000 underserved families.

MCNC /BTOP Central Webspace

MCNC’s BTOP Central Web Space

About Golden LEAF Foundation

North Carolina North Carolina $477 million

About North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development

The NCIMED is a statewide nonprofit organization representing the interest of underdeveloped and underutilized sectors of the state’s economic base. The Institute’s working philosophy is that information and business development are critical to wealth creation and to building the asset base among low-wealth sectors of the population. Balanced information affords the state and its communities an opportunity to make responsive decisions. Information is the key to sound public policies and private-sector practices. It builds understanding and strengthens the quality of life for all citizens. Business development initiatives are based within the three M’s of Money, Markets and Management. The Institute’s business development team works to assist historically underutilized businesses in accessing affordable capital, expanded market opportunities, and stable internal management and control systems. Through direct one-on-one technical assistance and small group education and training, businesses are positioned for growth and expansion. The Institute’s work is grounded within the state’s goal of achieving widely-shared prosperity.


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